Chris Kannen Chris Making Out with Bigfoot 2005 oil on canvas 12" x 10" [large detail]
Emily Lambert They Called Him a Wildman 2005 acrylic on canvas 10" x 8" [large detail]
Peter Caine Untitled mixed media 8' x 5' x 4' [detail of animated installation]
Tricia McLaughlin The Nazca Lines Explained 2005 2 min. animation [still in video installation]
Like so many of my species, I really would like to believe in these creatures, but the only thing I'm certain about right now is the quality and great fun of the group show at Sixtyseven gallery, "Sasquatch Society," devoted to Bigfoot, Yetis and other hominoids.
There's enough interest out there in stories about wilderness sightings of large, hair-covered, man-like animals to inspire dozens of young artists to jump at the chance to each produce one or more remarkable works illustrating our often quite intimate relationships with an elusive beast which remains stubbornly remote to [most of] us. The majority of the works in the show were created this year, but the fact that there was already a reserve of pieces which pre-dated the gallery's Sasquatch call suggests that interest in these stories was not just something induced for our summer amusement.