Through careful animal effigies, Beth Cavener Stichter encourages viewers to consider the uncomfortable, dark side of the human condition: “child abuse, pornography, self loathing, and insecurity.” In an upcoming solo exhibition at Chelsea’s Claire Oliver gallery, the artist is exhibiting these anthropomorphic sculptures, including goats, hares and hounds getting it on, roasted and otherwise screwed. “On Tender Hooks” opens October 22nd and is on view through December 5th at 513 West 26th Street.

Images via Claire Oliver Gallery