Tigers of Wrath, the exhibition of Season 2 artist Walton Ford‚Äôs large-scale works on paper organized by the Brooklyn Museum, is currently on view at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL.
The show presents around fifty of Ford‚Äôs images of birds and animals. These are meticulously executed in a style resembling John James Audubon’s Birds of America, but one that also contains veins of political and social discourse. By using the non-human world as a mirror for our own, Ford employs his skill as an artist and observer of people to communicate his subjective commentary on contemporary society.
Art21‚Äôs video profile of Ford is also featured in the exhibition and loops throughout the day on a flat-panel screen at the end of the show.
In other news, Ford was recently featured on the PBS series American Masters in the episode John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature on July 25, demonstrating how Audobon posed birds in order to render them in extremely realistic and highly detailed plates. You can watch this clip of Ford, currently playing on the American Masters Web site.