Sarah Wang “The Animal in Man”

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The animal in man series views man as the embodiment of animal. The series will have three subcategories, the animal in woman, animals in human skin, and human portraits as animals.

This series aims to view ourselves as the other in order to gain compassion for all beings, human and animal both. Women are often subjugated by our physicality and derogatory terms such as bitch, chicken-head, and pussy are derived from such outlooks. The first set of paintings embraces this fact by creating hybrid creatures to represent these “bad” words. Animals literally wear human skin as those that have been targeted for their fur are now in a position to reverse the brutality by displaying the luxurious skins of those who hunted them in part two of the series. Human portraits are portraits of people as their inner animal. Natives from the world over believed in animal spirit guides who aid us in our most dire moments through the power of the animal within. Contemporary life has removed us, and continues to remove us from nature. These portraits work to guide us in viewing ourselves as one with nature again. Finding a common usage of metaphor throughout my paintings, I extract meaning from both subjects as they are placed in the natural and unnatural context of the other.



from April 10, 2013 to April 24, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-04-10 from 20:00 to 23:00


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