Kate MacDowell – Fragile Endurance
The Costa Rican golden toad and the passenger pigeon—both extinct species—serve as case studies for Kate MacDowell (OR) as she explores the notion that natural resources are, or ever were, inexhaustible. In Lost Tribe, a host of slip-cast, black toads surround a precious few, remaining bright-orange males. In Clay Pigeons, MacDowell draws connections between the terracotta “pigeons” used for target shooting and passenger pigeons, once an enormous North American migratory flock.
Kate’s sculptures can also be seen at Art Paris Art Fair in Galerie Vanessa Guanq (Grand Palais, Paris, France) on Thursday, March 28 – Monday April 1, 2013.