About the work:
Inspired by the cinematic horror genre, specifically the work of Alfred Hitchcock. 'Mendota' is a three minute animated video study, employing the bizarre 'art' of taxidermy. The work is a contemplation of the horrific necrophiliac behavior of the murderer Ed Gein. Titled 'Mendota', as Mr. Gein was committed to the Mendota State Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
About the Artist:
From early shows at the infamous 01 Gallery on Los Angeles' Melrose Boulevard in the 1990’s, Michael Amter has developed an exquisite personal vocabulary of graphic symbols and metaphorical imagery. The artist known for complex - obsessive painting, gradually evolved his unique expression into a striking personal language, entertaining thematic properties of scientific theory. Michael Amter's work has exhibited extensively, including the Meridian International Organization's 'True Colors' memorial 9-11 Exhibition. The artist has toiled in film production with Propaganda Films and NBC Television, held residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and was even commissioned by NYC’s highly regarded Creative Time.