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GALLERY TALK: Dana Sherwood and the Legacy of Animal Appetites
May 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
with Jenny Parsons, Ph.D., Associate Curator
Free with Museum Admission, no advance reservation required
Join Parsons for an introduction to the work of contemporary artist Dana Sherwood, who creates banquets for wild animals as part of her quest to better understand the human/non-human animal relationship. Hear about how Sherwood’s paintings, sculpture, film, and immersive installations explore themes about the environment, gender, ancient myth, fantasy, and motherhood. Parsons will also share how Sherwood’s practice dovetails with aspects of Lyme Art Colony history, making her the ideal Artist-in-Residence during 2021.
Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites & Other Encounters in Wildness is on view May 21-September 18.
Image: Dana Sherwood, Wildness Face to Face in the Palmettos, 2017. Watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 in. Collection of the Denny Knight Family
This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Aeroflex Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore, Wayne and Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.