CatArt: Feline Aesthetic Ethology May 28-July 1, 2016
Adjacent to Life Gallery, Ninth Street Espresso, 341 East 10th Street at Avenue B, NYC
Artists: Carolee Schneemann, Kitch, Vesper, La Nina, Rose McShane, Katkin Siobhan Meow, Jupiter "Joe Peters" Meow, Sir Kiwi Bristlewhiskers Meow, Knuckles Brohain Suzdal Meow, Cat, Ezmerelda, Mimi, Raul, Prima, Duetta, Quattrina, Cinquella, Chase Chivers, Samoa Moriki
Curation and artistic design: Ananya Mukherjea, Jeffrey Bussolini, Shark Roth, Al Huckabee
A show of cat-produced and cat-human dialogue artworks that emphasize felines as artmakers involved in the exploration and manipulation of materials. Painting, photography, sculpture, and conceptual pieces demonstrate felines taking part in processes of ordering, disordering, marking, and interaction that profoundly alter the lived environment and demonstrate intention, aesthetics, and gesture. The show includes cat artworks from the 1950s up to the current efflorescence of feline participation in artistic practice.
jeffrey bussolini, PhD, Co-director, Center for Feline Studies/ABMSC
Shark Roth, MFA, Curator, Adjacent to Life Gallery