Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

Fox Window II, originally uploaded by deanv41.

Here we see two views from a delightfully creepy window display in The Lower Haight at Fifty24 Gallery depicting fox and fox violence, perhaps from a fairy tale I have not read. The show is called "We Were Living in the Woods," an installation by the rising Italian art star Ericailcane [click title for more on this show].
I'm noticing a trend in local galleries toward really inventive taxidermy lately. It seems to blur the lines between wild and civilized, animal and man, perpetrator and prey.

This post's title is inspired by the 2006 Neko Case album of the same name.

"What purpose in these deeds
Oh fox confessor, please
Who married me to these orphaned blues
"It's not for you to know, but for you to weep and wonder
When the death of your civilization precedes you..."

Fox Window I

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