Swoon’s Surrealist Stop-Motion Films & Installations Take over Jeffrey Deitch NYC
Diverse works that draw inspiration from personal memories and classical mythologies.
Jeffrey Deitch’s 76 Grand Street outpost in New York City is currently hosting a most dynamic exhibition by the famed interdisciplinary artist, Swoon. Entitled “Cicada,” the exhibition features a series of recent animations, drawings, and surrealist installations that are an extension of her wheat-pasted portraits made using found objects. The works on display draw inspiration from her personal experience, classical mythologies, and the craftsmanship of 20th-century folkloric films.
“Swoon’s response to parts of her family history – and the legacy of her parents’ addiction and substance abuse – has recurred throughout her work,” expressed the gallery in a statement. These components inflict a strong element of realism to the films, grounding the otherwise- whimsical atmospheres of Cicada.”
Check out the installation views of “Swoon: Cicada” above and then visit Jeffrey Deitch’s website to learn more. The show is on view until February 1, 2020.
76 Grand St.
New York, NY 10013