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Author Skoglund, Sandy, 1946-

Title Sandy Skoglund : reality under siege : a retrospective
Published New York : Smith College Museum of Art in association with H.N. Abrams, [1998]


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Description 119 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / Linda Muehlig, Ann H. Sievers and Sandy Skoglund -- An Interview with Sandy Skoglund / Robert Rosenblum -- Entertainment and Distress: The Photographs of Sandy Skoglund / Carol Squiers -- Walking an Eggshells / Linda Muehlig -- On Location in Paradise (and Elsewhere): The Lithographs of Sandy Skoglund / Ann H. Sievers
Summary Sandy Skoglund has been in the forefront of contemporary art in the United States and abroad for nearly two decades, bridging the boundaries between sculpture, installation art, and photography. She has consistently delighted and astonished audiences with witty, puzzling, and intriguing room-sized environments, sometimes peopled with human models or mannequins and often filled with animal sculptures, which also appear in her photographs and prints. Among her best known works are Radioactive Cats (an array of ravenous green cats in an all-gray kitchen), and Revenge of the Goldfish (a nightmarish aquariumlike bedroom in which huge, red-orange goldfish swim in the air and over every surface). Skoglund's reality-teasing innovations have even included using food as the sculptor's material. Her 1992 installation The Cocktail Party featured a gathering of partygoers covered in cheese puffs; another work called Body Limits offered two figures wrapped in raw bacon strips. Often exhibited in solo shows of installations, prints, and photographs as well as in group exhibitions of photography, Sandy Skoglund had never been given a retrospective until the museum of art at her alma mater, Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, prepared the career-wide survey on which this book is based. For the exhibition, Skoglund made three new works of art: a lithograph, Babies at Paradise Pond, which she created on the Smith campus in 1995; a new installation for the retrospective's premiere in March 1998 called Walking on Eggshells; and a photograph of the installation made in her New York studio
Notes Catalog of an exhibition entitled "Reality under siege" to be held at the Smith College Museum of Art in the spring of 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-114) and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject Skoglund, Sandy, 1946- -- Exhibitions.
Skoglund, Sandy, 1946- -- Exhibitions.
Installations (Art) -- Exhibitions.
Photographers -- Biography.
Installations (Art) -- United States -- Exhibitions.
Photography of art -- Exhibitions.
Photography of sculpture -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Skoglund, Sandy, 1946-
Smith College. Museum of Art.
LC no. 97036229
ISBN 0810927853
0810941856 (clothbound)
Other Titles Reality under siege