The Celestial Abattoir

Frank Rodick


"Pain and pleasure, sex and procreation, dissolution and death all appear in the Arena photographs — not as opposites, but as a continuum.... the Arena images obscure reality and force viewers to confront what they think they know and to reimagine the world.... While one can find art historical precedents of his Arena series in Bosch, Velazquez, and Goya, Mr Rodick's spiritual forebears are equally Werner Heisenberg and Franz Kafka." (Stephen Perloff, editor, The Photo Review)

Curated by Kate Henderson