“Marc Swanson: A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco”
"Main Street," Marc Swanson, 2016, wood, fabric, paint, plaster, plastic, 36" x 24" x 8"
When: March 12-Jan. 1 2023
These installations are Marc Swanson’s most ambitious yet and consist of sculptures and environments in a diverse array of materials that look at the relationships between humans, culture, and the natural world. The works exist as both memorial and monument aligning climate change with the AIDS crisis. Swanson is interested in the fact that we seem to be living in the ruins of our future – mourning a world that will no longer exist as we know it, resulting from the impending loss and inevitable results of climate change, alongside the inability to control or change this outcome. For Swanson, nature and the disco have been the two places he has associated with letting go and freedom, but through the lens of loss and fear.
Exhibition curated by Denise Markonish, in conjunction with an exhibition at Thomas Cole Historic Site July 16-November 27.