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Don Maynard - Franken Forest

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Uploaded on Oct 13, 2010

The focal point of this exhibition is a forest -- installed within the gallery -- eight trees, each distinctive in character and made from various materials. Some are calming, some cold, some frightening, some reminiscent of a spinal column. But a forest is not made up of trees alone. Birds nest and screech to be fed, the sky above and the earth below surround, and in this space, we are left wondering where real beings and the Franken Forest ends. This dizzying array of sights and sounds encourages a sense of anxiety in the face of nature, not unlike Dr. Frankenstein's growing dread after his monster escaped into the night. Don Maynard's Franken Forest pushes us to ask ourselves, "What kind of monster have we created?"
Curated by Linda Jansma and Jan Allen, in collaboration with the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston.

http://www.don-maynard.com/

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