Deborah Simon

 20 Jay Street, Suite 309A

 

Flayed Animals plays with ideas around stuffed toys, taxidermy and classification. Bears are the ultimate stuffed animals: the iconic plush toy and the prized taxidermy specimen for hunters. Most of all the sculptures deal with vulnerability. A stuffed bear is the enduring toy of childhood. The fierce predator declawed and defanged to become a child’s beloved friend. In the rabbits I play with peoples’ expectations and emotions; peel away the preconceptions and expose the unease of our relationship with these animals and how we symbolize them. Flayed Animals explores the tension between the wild and the tame, the beautiful and grotesque.

Deborah Simon lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a recipient of a Ludwig
Vogelstein Foundation grant and was a resident of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space
Program, She is a current recipient of the Cultural Space Subsidy Program and is
represented by Aron Packer Projects in Chicago.

http://deborahsimon.net/

Deborah Simon

 20 Jay Street, Suite 309A

 

Flayed Animals plays with ideas around stuffed toys, taxidermy and classification. Bears are the ultimate stuffed animals: the iconic plush toy and the prized taxidermy specimen for hunters. Most of all the sculptures deal with vulnerability. A stuffed bear is the enduring toy of childhood. The fierce predator declawed and defanged to become a child’s beloved friend. In the rabbits I play with peoples’ expectations and emotions; peel away the preconceptions and expose the unease of our relationship with these animals and how we symbolize them. Flayed Animals explores the tension between the wild and the tame, the beautiful and grotesque.

Deborah Simon lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She is a recipient of a Ludwig
Vogelstein Foundation grant and was a resident of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space
Program, She is a current recipient of the Cultural Space Subsidy Program and is
represented by Aron Packer Projects in Chicago.

http://deborahsimon.net/

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