blockprint on paper and cardboard with hand painting and coffee stain
Swoon is a Brooklyn based artist whose life sized woodcuts can be found on walls in various states of beautiful decay in cities around the world. The scope, variety and ambition of Swoons projects in hugely impressive. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of a number of public institutions including MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Tate.
Recent projects have involved 'Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea', her second solo show with Deitch Projects in New York and her ongoing work with the Braddock Active Arts Project. The Swimming Cities project included seven boats designed and built by Swoon and her crew from discarded materials found in New York dumpsters and then sailed down the Hudson river for 3 weeks stopping along the way to give performances at various locations.
The Braddock project is an experiment in inclusive living in the town of Braddock where through creativity and community projects a group of artists led by Swoon hope to revitalize a town struggling with the issues left by the failure of local industry.
Swoon’s gallery installations in which she creates imaginary cityscapes from discarded materials which are inhabited by her life sized figurative wood block prints have gained critical acclaim. During the Autumn of 2011 Swoon took residence at Black Rat Projects for the solo installation 'Murmuration', which was featured in the Sunday Times and Time Out Magazines.
In April of 2014 Swoon will be unveiling her monumental site-specific installation at The Brooklyn Museum. Located on the fifth-floor rotunda of the museum "Submerged Motherlands" will transform the gallery into a fantastic landscape and entirely immersive experience. The installation will be on display from April 11 through August 24, 2014.