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Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art

The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston presents Out of the Wild: Animals in Contemporary Art May 12 – September 24. Animals have occupied an important place in art throughout history. Inspired by works in the Gibbes permanent collection and several private collections, this exhibition showcases works by three contemporary American artists: William Dunlap, Walton Ford and Grainger McKoy. Working in a variety of media, these artists employ animal imagery to explore contemporary culture and the evolving relationship humans share with the natural world. While their works celebrate the form and natural beauty of both wild and domestic species, the artists also examine political, social, psychological and spiritual themes.