Cervus Ejectus, 2011
Image: courtesy of the artist
Working in sculpture and drawing and digital media, Paul Freeman’s art practice focuses on the tensions that are emerging with respect to new genetic technologies, and what appears to be the dissolving boundaries between genders, species and life forms. His exhibition in the RBC New Works Gallery will feature 2 life-size casts of stags, whose antlers seem to have turned against them, as they emerge from their bodies like the branches of trees. In these works, Freeman uses one of the most traditional sculptural methods, metal casting, and a centuries old trope, the majestic wild animal sculpture, to create works that speak to a future of variation, hybridity and potential mutation.
Visual artist, Paul Freeman is the Artistic Director at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, an art centre for artists with developmental disabilities in