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Now on view through April 30 at Dumonteil Gallery in New York is “Bright Wild Things”—an exhibition of sculpture and painting by internationally renowned artist Mia Fonssagrives-Solow. Featuring sculptures of robots in bronze, recognizable figures are transformed to a modern age. Through the eye of artist, animals like meerkats, baboons, rabbits, and terriers are brought to life in an industrialized world.
Alongside these sculptures, several large-scale contemporary sculptures of animals in wood maintain the aesthetics of Fonssagrives in the use of shape, color, and material. These never-before-seen animal portraits create intimate connections between the animal figure and the viewer. Through the abstract nature of the sculptures, the exhibition explores the diversity of nature and examines the ancient world in a more modern, industrial age.