Erick Swenson: Ne Plus Ultra
Friday, July 10–Saturday, Oct. 11
Artist talk: Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m.
followed by a reception with the artist
Canzani Center Gallery (map it)
Erick Swenson’s sculptures and installations create scenes of haunting, verisimilitudinous perfection. Inspired by museum exhibits, set design, film special effects, and model making, Swenson crafts every minute detail of his tableaux, creating simulated, highly romantic scenes that often exceed the ideals of nature. Cast in resin, the sculptures don’t exude the expected revulsion or gore, but rather a beatific reverence.
Swenson first gained international attention when his work was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. His sculptures are now in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Saatchi Collection in London.
Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.
Also in the gallery:
July 10–Oct. 11
July 10–Aug. 14
This program is free and open to the public. If you would like to support programs like this, please donate any amount online (choose the "exhibitions and visiting artists & scholars" option).
Muncie Head, 2001; plastic and acrylic paint. Photo by David Politzer