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deborah simon









Deborah Simonís work walks the line between taxidermy, toy, and sculpture. She sees archival methods of codifying, labeling, and categorizing scientific specimens as a radical disjunction from their origins in the natural world, and mines this discord as inspiration for her meticulously constructed, and unnervingly uncanny, animal amalgamations. Included in this exhibition will be three bears, which are for her the ultimate stuffed animals, and a piece called FLOCK, which is made up of life-sized song birds and WWII model prop-planes.