Sue Coe "Elephants We Must Never Forget"

Galerie St. Etienne

poster for Sue Coe "Elephants We Must Never Forget"

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Many years ago, Sue Coe, who in the 1980s had earned a reputation as one of the foremost political artists of her generation by focusing on racial, class and gender inequities, came to the conclusion that humankind's relationship to the natural environment was the most compelling social issue of our time. Although she recognized the pitfalls of equating animals with the human victims of oppression, Coe nonetheless felt that animals constituted a key link, both symbolic and concrete, to the increasingly compromised realm of nature. Personal memories of growing up near a slaughterhouse provoked her first extended foray into the parallel reality inhabited by animals.

[Image: Sue Coe "Baby Elephant Tied to Dead Mother" (2007) Oil on canvas 9 x 9 in.]



from October 14, 2008 to December 20, 2008


Sue Coe

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