feral nature 2009


Feral Nature Curated by Margaret Meehan, August 18th-September 16th, 2009

The University of Texas at Dallas is pleased to present Feral Nature. This exhibition brings together a diverse range of artists to investigate the idea of “ animal” both literally and metaphorically. Through sculpture, painting, photography, works on paper and video these artists push and prod at the boundary between nature and culture as well as the assumed distance between animal and human behavior. The artists in Feral Nature look at the symbolism of the animal body, the tension between wild and domesticated, and the clash between opposites of scale, color, and context. Feral Nature can be poetic, emphatic, semiotic, funny, and formal. But it will never be tame.

Feral Nature features work by local and national artists:
Bradly Brown- New York, NY/ John Byrd- Tampa, FL/ Claire Cowie- Seattle, WA/
Karen Davenport- Dallas, TX/ Clayton Hurt- Dallas, TX/ Thomas Müller- Los Angeles, CA/
Will Rogan- San Francisco, CA/ Jenny Schlief- Houston, TX/  Raychael Stine- Dallas, TX