Angela Singer: Second Sight – Artist Talk
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Join artist Angela Singer to explore her most recent exhibition, as she discusses her practice and shares stories behind the ghost birds, floating snouts, monstrous cats and flowering deer that make up the whimsical, fairytale realm of Second Sight.
In Second Sight, Singer's works give forsaken vintage taxidermy new life using discarded jewellery and kitschy decorative items sourced from second-hand shops and hand-sculpted modelling materials. As both an artist and animal rights activist, Singer has never taxidermied an animal herself, instead using these found objects to examine how dysfunctional our relationship to the animal world has become—how twisted it is to expect dead things to ‘play alive’ for our living rooms and museum collections. Her works help us imagine a better future for these creatures by celebrating an aesthetic of reclaimed riches, creating something strange and beautiful out of society’s cast-off treasures.
Exhibition runs until 24 Jan 2021