Abominations takes up universal questions, such as speculating on the existence of God and what it means to be moral. In the large work The Immortal, an elk with an impressive rack is pinned by a tree branch into a peculiar, torture-like pose against a white background. On and about him are smaller creatures—hummingbirds and rats —that appear to relish in the great beast’s suffering. Or perhaps they’re merely rubbernecking, taking in the tragic fall of the mighty with relief but also a little schadenfreude.
Ryan McLennan Abominations
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
October 20 to November 19, 2011
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Photography by Jacob Breinholt for Curated.