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Artist

Erick Swenson ( American, 1972 )

DATE:
1998
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General Description

Erick Swenson's tableau of endearingly strange animals recalls the dioramas constructed for natural history museums. At once familiar and unfamiliar, real and mutated, these animals, on a cliff or on the land below covered with snow, appear to be stopped, frozen in an ambiguous ongoing narrative. Swenson's dramatic composition of humorous yet disturbing animals, whose gestures imply action suspended in time, creates an experience that is similar to watching a movie.