From Meaghan Bellavance’s article in Maine Campus:
“The ‘Domesticated: Amy Stein’ exhibition sheds light on environmental issues, particularly the destruction of animal habitat as a result of encroachment to build houses and commercial uses,” George Kinghorn, ZAM’s director and curator, said. “At first glance, Stein’s photographs may trick the viewer, but things are not as they seem. The animals in each of the images may look a bit threatening, but they are all taxidermy. Stein has employed these taxidermy animals, to create these thought-provoking narratives in her photographs.”
Stein is based in Los Angeles, and many of her pieces are based on real stories that took place around Matamoras, Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2008.