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Dana Sherwood
Installation view of "Crossing the Wild Line", 2016
Denny Gallery, New York, NY

Dana Sherwood
Installation view of "Crossing the Wild Line", 2016
Denny Gallery, New York, NY

Dana Sherwood
Crossing the Wild Line, 2015
Videos, monitors, books, glassware, aluminum, cooking implements, wood, varnish, resin, acrylic, and sausage casings
70 x 64 x 22 inches/ 178 x 163 x 56 cm

Dana Sherwood
Detail of "Crossing the Wild Line", 2015

Dana Sherwood
Detail of "Crossing the Wild Line", 2015

Dana Sherwood
Still of "Crossing the Wild Line", 2015
Digital video
11:23 Minutes
Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Dana Sherwood
Installation view of "Crossing the Wild Line", 2016
Exhibited in "A Feast for the Eyes," Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY

Dana Sherwood
Still of "The Wild and the Tame", 2015
Digital video
7:02 Minutes
Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Dana Sherwood
Porcupine with Cake and Sausage, 2014
Ink and watercolor on paper
10 x 12.5 in/25 x 32 cm (framed dimensions)

Dana Sherwood
Snail Cake, 2014
Ink and watercolor on paper
14.5 x 11.5 in/37 x 29 cm (framed dimensions)

Dana Sherwood
Fox with Cake and Sausage, 2014
Ink and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 14.5 in/29 x 37 cm (framed dimensions)

Dana Sherwood
Foodcart for Brasilia, 2015
Ink and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 14.5 in/29 x 37 cm (framed dimensions)

Dana Sherwood
Ocelot with Hanging Meat, 2015
Ink and watercolor on paper
11.5 x 14.5 in/29 x 37 cm (framed dimensions)

Dana Sherwood
Still of "Confectionary Habitats", 2015
Digital video
6:37 Minutes
Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Dana Sherwood
Installation view of "The Ecologies of the Everyday", 2016
Exhibited in the 13th Fellbach Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Fellbach, Germany

Dana Sherwood
Detail of "The Ecologies of the Everyday", 2016
Exhibited in the 13th Fellbach Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture, Fellbach, Germany

Dana Sherwood
Banquets in the Dark Wildness, 2014
Video, monitors, plaster, clay, varnish, steel baking rack, books, glassware, aluminum and enamel cooking implements, and sausage casings
60 x 36 x 49 in/152 x 91 x 124 cm

Dana Sherwood
Detail of "Banquets in the Dark Wildness", 2014

Dana Sherwood
Picnic at Cape Point (The Feasting IV), 2012
C-Print
16 x 20 in/41 x 51 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Dana Sherwood
Stallion with Sausages, 2015
Ink and watercolor on paper
12 x 9 in/ 30 x 23 cm

Dana Sherwood
Deer with Cake and Wheelchair, 2015
Ink and watercolor on paper
9 x 12 in/ 23 x 30 cm

Dana Sherwood
Installation view of "Bacchanal" and "Candied Landscape", 2012
Exhibited in the "End of Days" at Mixed Greens, New York, NY

Dana Sherwood
Candied Landscape I, 2011
C-Print
16 x 20 in/41 x 51 cm
Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Dana Sherwood
Candied Landscape V, 2011
C-Print
16 x 20 in/41 x 51 cm

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Dana Sherwood

Born 1977, in New York. Lives in New York, New York.

Dana Sherwood’s work explores contact between human and non-human animals in order to understand culture and behavior. Her sculptures, video works, and watercolors portray ritualized feedings Sherwood performs for animals who live among or at the borders of human populations. She experiments night after night to serve a population of animals with decadent cakes, sculpted gelatin molds, and rare meats that they will enjoy, capturing their indulgence on film and making drawings of the encounters. The animals play a complex role as subjects and collaborators, asserting their visibility and desires even as Sherwood’s work theorizes about the Anthropocene, the current geological epoch in which human activity has caused substantial, irreversible damage to the natural world.

Dana Sherwood has exhibited in dOCUMENTA 13 and at Mass MoCA, Flux Factory, Socrates Sculpture Park, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and Marianne Boesky Gallery, among others. Sherwood’s most recent solo exhibitions were at Denny Gallery (New York, 2016), and Nagel-Draxler Reisbureau Galerie (Cologne, Germany, 2015). Her work has been featured or reviewed in publications including The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Art F City, and the Miami Rail. Sherwood has received several prestigious residencies including Swing Space by LMCC and OMI International Arts Center.

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