A sheep made of scissors. A turtle made out of an army helmet. A fox made of bullets. Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe creates a magical menagerie of animals made of everyday materials.
“Metamorphosis,” an art exhibition running at downtown’s Madison Museum of Contemporary Art through May 26, 2024, is a horse of a different color. In Uribe’s case, a horse he created out of various pieces of leather.
His work is both provocative and whimsical. We kill animals, for instance, to make our shoes. He creates animals made from our shoes.
Our favorite installation? Keep your eyes peeled for the small reef installation that looks like a fun “Barbie"-esque underwater movie setting. Upon closer inspection, it’s made entirely of plastics, the very thing many of the ocean’s creatures find fatal.
The free museum at 227 State St. is open Thursdays through Sundays, 12-6 p.m.