Love it or hate it, the use of taxidermic animals in art is a phenomena well worth exploring and the current exhibit at Brown University’s David Winton Bell Gallery does just that. “Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art” is on view through March 27, 2016.
“At a time when natural history museums are moving away from taxidermy, there has been a resurgence of interest in popular culture—in Internet blogs and image collections, in fashion, home décor, and advertising—as well as in art practice. Dead Animals, or the curious occurrence of taxidermy in contemporary art surveys current artistic use of taxidermy through the work of eighteen artists: Maurizio Cattelan, Kate Clark, Mark Dion, Nicholas Galanin, Thomas Grünfeld, Damien Hirst, Karen Knorr, Annette Messager, Polly Morgan, Deborah Sengl, Angela Singer, Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir/Mark Wilson, Richard Barnes, Jules Greenberg, Sarah Cusimano Miles, Richard Ross, and Hiroshi Sugimoto.” (READ MORE)
And don’t forget, the 2016 Gallery Night Providence season begins on March 17, 2016 so come on out!