6 Colour screenprint on 410gsm Somerset Satin White Paper
110cm x 30.5cm
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.
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. Swoons 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. The most recent in 2011 Swoon took residence at Black Rat Projects for the solo installation 'Murmuration'.
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.
Her work is in the permanent collections of a number of public institutions including MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Tate.