The ArtCat calendar is closed as of December 31, 2012. Please visit Filterizer for art recommendations.



Walton Ford, Tigers of Wrath

The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY, (718) 638-5000
Brooklyn Misc.
November 3 - December 28, 2006
Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 - 8 PM
Web Site

New York-born artist Walton Ford, a 1982 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, draws inspiration from the work of such nineteenth-century artists as the naturalist John James Audubon and the French caricaturist J.J. Grandville, whose part-human, part-animal subjects satirize man’s shortcomings. This exhibition presents more than fifty of Ford’s large-scale, meticulously executed watercolors from the 1990s to the present, which depict birds and animals in a style resembling Audubon’s prodigious Birds of America—but with a significant twist. While beautiful, Ford’s paintings often portray scenes of violence and offer a wry critique of colonialism, the naturalist tradition, and the relationship between man and animal.
Have photos of this show? Tag them with artcal-3501 to see them here.