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Artist
Anthony Goicolea
Title
Guardian
Date
2008
Medium
chromogenic print
Dimensions
40 × 94 inches (101.6 × 238.8 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Museum purchase with funds provided by the William Jay Society.
Accession Number
2010.29
Anthony Goicolea, a Cuban-American artist who grew up in Atlanta and is now based in New York, has garnered international attention with his ambiguous yet strangely compelling landscapes, ranging from dream-like woodland environments to vast, unforgiving urban and industrial wastelands. The artist has created several series of digitally composited topographies, here populated by dogs and misplaced houses. Suggesting a world on the brink of obsolescence, this chilling image further cements the pervasive undercurrent of human alienation—from one another as well as the natural environment—that can be traced throughout the artist’s work.

Telfair Museums partnered with the North Carolina Museum of Art to present the first solo museum exhibition of Goicolea’s work in 2011. This work was purchased for the collection by Telfair’s William Jay Society, an auxiliary group for young professionals.