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April 25, 2015–September 13, 2015
North Carolina Museum of Art
Allison Hunter, whose works frequently tackle man’s effect on the environment and the effects we have on other living creatures, brings these concepts to the forefront in her multichannel video installation Zoosphere.

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Here she imagines up-close-and-personal encounters with animals—frogs, koi fish, meerkats, komodo dragons, and snakes—in unexpected and curious ways. Separated from their traditional habitats and from manmade enclosures such as zoo exhibits, these creatures may be discovered in a new, unpredictable manner. Questions may arise: Is the gallery a new zoo? How does this installation allow visitors to appreciate or see these animals in a different light?

Organized by the North Carolina Museum of Art. This exhibition is made possible, in part, by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources; the North Carolina Museum of Art Foundation, Inc.; and the William R. Kenan Jr. Endowment for Educational Exhibitions. Research for this exhibition was made possible by Ann and Jim Goodnight/The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund for Curatorial and Conservation Research and Travel.


Allison Hunter, Frog, from Zoosphere, 2010, still from five-channel video (color, sound), running time: continuous, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist, © 2013 Allison Hunter

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