Brutal Pyramid - Daniel Szymanowski (curator)
Brutal Pyramid is an exhibition of work exploring various aspects of animal behavior as well as a light survey of the modes in which individuals continue to depict them. It has perhaps been the longest-running and most popular deliberate form of visual subject matter on earth. Cultures from around the globe empathize with, exploit, and (literally) idolize certain members of the animal kingdom – even in pre-history, as we shared the same fight for survival, an animal could represent and conduit for the soul or a gift from the gods. Put plainly, we are deeply engaged with the enigmatic and human-like behaviors of creatures on the whole.
Each artist involved in the exhibition has approached the subject in his or her own unique way. In utilizing an array of animal forms, the artist’s have made efforts to convey otherwise ineffable thoughts and issues much like their artistic ancestors.
Ryan Peter Miller