Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Parade



This Friday I had the opportunity to check out Nathalie Djurberg's incredible exhibition, The Parade, at the Walker Art Center. The 80 handmade bird sculptures alone were incredible with their life-like human qualities, intricate textural and colored details and dramatic shift in scale, posture and personality. But on top of that was a series of six stop-motion animation videos, whose deceivingly whimsical aesthetic was a stark contrast from their darker themes including gluttony, greed, lust and torture. It was incredible how a material as primal as a colorful clay could communicate such powerful imagery and squeamish responses. If you get a chance to see this one, I highly recommend it.

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