New York

Sandy Skoglund

Castelli Graphics

For the past year and a half, Sandy Skoglund has been creating fantasy environments and using them as backdrops for photographed dramas. These large color pictures often depict one or two people trapped in spaces that have been overrun by common objects or domestic animals. Skoglund’s latest extravaganza, Revenge of the Goldfish, is a 30- by 40-inch Cibachrome print, which was exhibited together with the “stage set” that it depicts.

Skoglund’s wit, energy and imagination were evident in the 18-by 18-foot installation: a scale model of a rather nondescript bedroom, its furnishings and walls painted the same deep shade of aqua blue-green. The color made the room appear as if it were submerged under water—an impression reinforced by swarms of ceramic goldfish painted a brilliant red-orange. Hung from the ceiling, jutting out from the walls, lying on upholstered chairs, wrapping themselves

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