Tuesday, June 11, 2013
BEAUTY: Installation--Brandon Vickerd
Canadian Brandon Vickerd installed his Passenger pieces in public spaces for maximum effect. Passenger 1 was on display at the Gare Centrale in Montreal for the exhibition Art Souterrian. Passenger 2 (with the chicks) was on the street in Ontario for the exhibition Supercrawl. It is startling to see animals spilling out of a hood where a human face should be and brings to mind the clash between the natural animal world and the man-mad world of cities. Conversely though, it feels like a comparison is being made between these two spheres...perhaps it speaks to the sense that we all, ultimately, are animals.