Drawing from the history of art, the animal and the natural always remain at a critical distance from their representation. The work of Sarah Garzoni appears to satirize the way in which the living are humanized, but her works also contain a menacing undercurrent of anti-representation that localizes the abject to that of an appendage; an open sore of longing for something that can never be. The artist re-creates a surrealist tension, placing ideas in dialectical valence, leaving them to sway among physical representation and mimetic Nachleben.
b. 1981, Agen, FR.