Art Image of The Week - Erick Swenson
OK.. The MAO Staff Summer Vacation is almost
freaking over.. So next week we'll return to our normal dull posting schedule..
This work of art is an installation by Dallas, Texas artist, Erick Swenson.
Yes... some great artistic bright creative people do come from TX..just not above average presidential politicians! These are the photo's of a single work...so we actually have three images this week.
I first saw Erick's haunting hyper realistic work at a show at the James Cohan Gallery.
Plus he also was included (and arguably one of the
few standouts) in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.
This work spans more than seven meters, and is Untitled from 2004 - 2005. It's an allegorical winter scene made of Styrofoam snow, polyurethane ice which engulf a brick street featuring a white mystical frozen deer.
For more info on Erick Swenson here is
- 1. An Art In America Review by Charles Dee Mitchell of one of his past shows.
- 2. A profile on Wikipedia
- 3. The artists most current Bio from The Saatchi Gallery
- 4. He's in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art Forth Worth TX
- 5. A 2003 exhibit at the Hammer
- 6. A project at ArtSpace of San Antonio TX
So.. What do you think of Erick Swenson's Art and this specific work? Fan or Foe??