This solo exhibition will be on display at Red Fox during regular business hours for the month of February. If you aren't able to make the opening, be sure to stop by during the month.
About the Artist:
Danielle Schlunegger-Warner grew up amongst the shell shops and sand dunes of Ventura, CA. Her artwork is strongly influenced by 18th century Cabinets of Curiosity and early explorers.
Inspired by natural history and the museums that house it, Danielle creates her own worlds within this established context. Her new work presents a vision of exploration and conquest during the Age of Discovery in the Americas, searching for the misguided promise of untouched land and wild creatures from the perspective of naturalists and scientists, who are themselves invaders.
For her solo show at The Red Fox, Danielle presents a series of bear trophies that span the geographical history of the American Continent. In this new work she uses the addition of museum style info graphics to tell the story of the complicated relationship humans often have with the natural world. Pages from a used copy of "The Rise of the American Civilization" by early 20th C. historian, Charles Austin Beard, are just visible underneath the faux fur of the sculpted heads, linking their endangerment and extinction to parallel moments in American history. In addition to this series, Bobcat specimens from her natural history project, The Marcus Kelli Collection will also be on view.
About Verge PDX
Verge is a Portland-based curatorial project. We regularly rotate art from talented emerging artists in Portland businesses. Find out more: http://vergepdx.com/ or @vergepdx on Instagram
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The Red Fox
5128 N Albina
Portland OR 97217
3pm - 1:30am daily
The Red Fox is 21 and over.