Sandy Skoglund painstakingly constructs rooms to contain objects and people that investigate the signifiers of how we live, think, and what we value. She often populates rooms with inanimate objects such as popcorn, Cheetos, tables, chairs, leaves, turf, and sculpts models of foxes, snakes, goldfish, dogs, cats, as well as humans. The pictures are built as life size dioramas that question, on a psychological level, our fears and fascination to things.
Her pictures are full of visual non-sequiturs in which there seem to be an infinite repetition of objects, or animals that fill a space. It is always a mystery as to why they are in these spaces in the first place. Added to the repetition of forms and shapes, Skoglund often unifies the color of many of the elements to the larger environment giving a surreal aspect to this puzzling interaction between people and the objects that populate the rooms.
Rooms that Resonate with Possibilities
Karen Knorr, Massimo Listri, Sandy Skoglund, Michael Eastman, John Dugdale and Bernard Faucon
March 27 – May 8, 2021