Trophy Room

April 1, 2005

Springtime travelers to the Hamptons can visit a unique installation work by an SVA alumnus. Michael Combs (BFA 1994 Illustration and MFA 1996 Illustration as Visual Essay) is showing “The Trophy Room” at the Parrish Art Museum’s Transept Gallery in Southampton, NY. The site-specific installation is an 18 x 20 foot room inspired by Teddy Roosevelt’s Long Island retreat at Sagamore Hill and all-male “gentlemen’s clubs.” The space is transformed into a bastion of masculine aggression, acquisitiveness and power, using animal skins, decoys and other hunter’s artifacts. “The Trophy Room” will be on display at the Parrish Art Museum, 25 Job’s Lane, April 3 – May 15.

Also, SVA has donated equipment to an exhibition presented by the United Nations (UN). “Ashio Mining,” an exhibition of large oil paintings by Japanese artist Kimiko Suzuki, from April 11 – 22 in the UN Secretariat Lobby, 338 East 44th Street.

Image: Michael Combs, American Dream, 2004; photo by Gary Mamay.

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