Dana Sherwood: Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness

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In her first solo museum exhibition artist Dana Sherwood (b. 1977) brings together films, sculpture installations, and oil and watercolor paintings to interrogate the relationship between wild nature and domestic culture. Drawing on her research into cross-species communication, this exhibition is a whimsical, thought-provoking rumination on connections between humankind and our animal neighbors. The entire Museum campus is transformed into an immersive experience, with installations in the Krieble Gallery, outdoors on the grounds, and in the historic Griswold House.

In 2021, Sherwood served as the Museum's Artist-in-Residence, creating two new commissions that responded to Lyme Art Colony history. On an outdoor reimagination of one of the Griswold House period rooms the artist staged an inviting banquet, where she filmed nocturnal animals feasting. Come see the film and set in the exhibition, and find out which creatures visited! Inspired by fantasies like Alice in Wonderland, Sherwood fills the dining room of the boardinghouse with gleaming, candy-like sculptures and terrariums filled with flowers, cake, and hungry snails.

An exciting, contemporary vision awaits you at the Museum this summer. As Dana Sherwood observes, "when you invite the chaos of nature as a collaborator, there's no telling what's going to happen."

PLEASE NOTE: The Museum is closed on Mondays.

Website: https://go.evvnt.com/1206867-0?pid=176

General Admission: USD 10.00

Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


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Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street,
Old Lyme, CT 06371


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