Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness
By Jennifer Stettler Parsons
Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Florence Griswold Museum
This beautifully designed volume explores Sherwood’s multimedia adventures in cross-species communication.
The first monograph on Dana Sherwood (born 1977), this book showcases the New York artist’s pioneering experiments with cross-species communication. Her films, sculpture installations and paintings engage discussions around the environment, global food chains, the rapid growth of social media, feminism, animal studies and spirituality. Featuring a tipped-on cover image, metallic embossing and various page sizes and paper stocks, this book expands upon these themes, with essays and documentation of paintings, film stills and recipe and sketchbook facsimiles. Generously illustrated sections of plates are followed by a chronology of the artist’s career to date and a checklist of works.
With contributions by Tamar Adler, Amy Kurtz Lansing, Petra Lange-Berndt, Celeste Olalquiaga, Dana Sherwood, Li Sumpter, and Cary Wolfe.