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Shawn Watrous

My Brother's Elephant

2006

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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The artist, whose graphic work is usually small in scale and explores narrative themes of innocence, takes the opportunity to work on the large scale an available wall affords. The elephant is depicted by the eyes of a child; the marks are still those of small-scale drawing.

Curated by Graham Shearing

Exhibition

Gestures 9: November 11, 2006 – January 7, 2007
About The Artist

Shawn Watrous attended Foothill College, San Francisco Art Institute, and Kent State University. He is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching at Kent State University. He tends to work with mixed media collages.

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