All Things Maine
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Thursday, July 20, 2006

Cryptids Spotted in Lewiston

Michelle at Strange Maine has written a long and wonderful review of the cryptozoology exhibit now showing at the Bates College Museum of Art, and offers a Flickr gallery to boot.
Then we couldn't help but admire the tandem supernatural air and physicality of Marc Swanson's Killing Moon installation. It's a strange piece -- the action implied by the figure's stance fights with the monochrome stillness of the piece itself, and the viewer walks away with a feeling of a moment truly frozen, white and barren. This surrealness is only increased by the brace of tiny bodies the creature (a self-portrait of Swanson himself as Yeti) carries back from the hunt. We felt wary as we circled around it, as if we might ourselves be stalked next. [Link]


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