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(Infra)Red Herd (2014) o/c 20x30 inches

In: Sargent's Daughters, June 25-July 26, 2014

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An exhibition of women artists exploring the legacy of John Singer Sargent.

 

John Singer Sargent's lesser-known renderings of beasts show them as both grand and vulnerable: lone stags or herds huddling for warmth and safety. I felt connections between them and my work for 'Hunter & Hunted'. While my earlier night vision works play on the vulnerability of humans and cities in face of predatory military technologies, here I turn towards animals in nature and their human predators who exploit military technology to hunt them for sport or else to observe them in the name of science. The source images for these works are found on hunting websites and pulled off the feeds from live-cams in deserts and jungles.

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Taken on May 13, 2014