June 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A buck, a boar and a buffalo go into a bar…
San Antonio artist Ken Little visits New Mexico for Magdalena’s Frontier Day, Saturday, June 6, 5 to 7 PM at kind of a small array, 106 N. Main St., downtown Magdalena.
The show will feature three mounted animal heads made of taxidermy models covered with shoes, belts, holsters, various discarded leather artifacts; items wrapped in rubber, naugahyde, canvas, and other alternative “skins.”
These gestural sculptures give the represented animals voice in their status as wall-mounted trophies. They look back with a gaze, not of rebuke, but with the untouchable superiority of regaled totems, emblems of the human tendency to transform all of nature in our own image.
One is tempted to wonder in the face of these otherwise mute beasts, what if these walls could talk?