Stefano Cagol – Guinea Pig

Stefano Cagol - Rat Game

The sculpture pictured above is a typical example of how Stefano Cagol intends on playing with his auduence. Stefano is interested in our search for the better and how the global society seems content to ignore the potential risks involved in a quest without end. We see the disasters all the time from sterile corn to the lead paint in childrens toys.
In his latest show “Guinea Pig” at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Stefano Cagol shows us that it is easy to be fooled into overlooking important information that lies under the surface. The piece above is a dirty trick indeed. On first glance one thinks, chocolates, yum, and then you realize that they are rats. This fact may put you off, but then they become desirable as the mind settles on the point that these rats would taste like chocolate. So you’ve decided to go for it, they are kind of cute rats anyway. Your first bite may be your last as the sweets here have been laced with rat poison!

Stefano Cagol
A Mixed Media Project
April 10 – June 7, 2008

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