For the love of a dog
Post Newspaper Perth
“My ambition in life it to be the person my dog thinks I am.”
This sweet profundity inspired Marc and Gillie’s exhibition, The Dog In Us All, and is at odds with the heated debate it has inspired. The Schattner’s fibreglass sculpture of a nude man with a dog’s head, titled Good Boy, comes hot on the heels of nationwide angst sparked by Bill Henson’s photograph of a nude 13 year-old.Surprisingly, the objections to the Schattners’ artwork are about seeing a man’s penis, not the subjugation or man or the anthropomorphsing of dogs.