Past Exhibitions

Yoshitomo Nara (SCP): Your Dog

Exhibition November 8, 2003 - June 13, 2004

A larger-than-life sculpture of a puppy is the centerpiece of this installation of work by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. This friendly puppy created in fiberglass presents a dog's dual nature both as a cuddly pet to children and a frightening creature who is often much larger than the child. By creating this puppy on such a scale, Nara brings us back to our childhood when dogs looked enormous and had both a sweet and menacing character. Nara's surreal puppy, whimsical drawings and charming products are informed by his memories of childhood, expressing the pain, joy, and innocence of youth.

Images:

Yoshitomo Nara, Your Dog, 2001; fiberglass, edition 1of 6, 74 x 48 x 97 inches; Courtesy of Locksley-Shea Gallery, Minneapolis.