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Exhibition Detail
Perspectives 175: Marc Swanson: The Second Story
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006


July 1st, 2011 - October 9th, 2011
Opening: 
June 30th, 2011 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
, Marc SwansonMarc Swanson
© Courtesy of the artist & Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
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Marc Swanson constructs sculptures out of found iconographic sources, from taxidermy to tattoos, fabricating them from culturally-loaded materials so that the resulting sculptures in both form and content reveal the conspicuous constructedness of our personas in the modern mediated world. For example, taxidermy forms relating to his own father’s fantasy of an outdoorsy hunter’s life—one his dad never really lived but simulated—are overlaid with the glittered mirrored surfaces associated with the demimonde of the after-midnight nightclub world the artist inhabited for many years. Swanson’s allusions often refer simultaneously to both the austere, rarefied, and serious history of minimal art and the legacy of cheesy metal and self-consciously decadent glam rock bands. In stating the equal importance of both in his work, Swanson makes viewers aware of the complex negotiations between high and low culture in everyone’s lives. This exhibition is curated by Bill Arning, Director, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.


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