Other As Animal
Curated by April Gornik
June 4 - August 6 2010
Opening Reception: June 3, 6-8pm
Danese is pleased to announce the group exhibition Other as Animal, curated by April
Gornik. The opening reception will be held Thursday, June 3, 6-8 PM.
Inspired by her admiration and love of animals, Gornik’s exhibition presents a range of
artists who investigate the psyches, the identities and the implicit wisdom of “animals
behaving in their own complete worlds.” As Gornik explained, “I began looking for art
that represented another way of appreciating animals and what happens when we find
ourselves, while projecting onto them, somehow aligned with their powerfully distant yet
Each carefully chosen work, reflects the mind and spirit of ‘the other.’ Instead of casting
the animals as humans see them, these paintings, drawings and sculptures seek to uncover
the hidden ethos and the often inaccessible and unseen world of animals. Situated in both
their natural environment and ones imposed by humans, viewers are asked to envision the
animal’s “imagined consciousness,” transporting themselves into a familiar yet unknown
The exhibition includes work by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, Sally Gall, Diane Andrews
Hall, Julie Heffernan, Catherine Howe, David Humphrey, Johan Simen, Jill Musnicki,
John O'Reilly, Jean Pagliuso, Shelley Reed, Jane Rosen, Amy Ross, Shawn Spencer,
Erick Swenson, Lucy Winton, Daisy Youngblood.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1953, April Gornik received her BFA from the Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of
Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the
Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, among
others. April Gornik lives and works in New York.
The exhibition is accompanied by an online catalogue, which can be found at
www.danese.com. For further information please contact Carol Corey 212.223.2227.