Made a gizmo for this show:
A Point of View of a Cat
Dates: May 25 – June 22, 2013
featured artists: Allison D. Behrstock, Eric Kenneth Malcolm Clark, Rebekah Clendening, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Elkpen, Oliver Hess, Kenny Irwin, Travis Wade Ivy, Noah Jashinski, David O. Johnson, Marina Kappos, Kasper Kovitz, Jeff Levitz, Bridget Marrin, Tina Marrin, Flo McGarrell, Guan Rong, Marcy Saude, April Street, Nana (Nanuka) Tchitchoua, Nancy Jean Tucker, Sara Velas, Weronika Zaluska
A cat reflects our emotions like a mirror; the subtlety of a cat’s movement can describe time and space in thousands of ways. A Point of View of a Cat introduces the cat as a narrative form, as well as a vehicle for exploration of material and space. This two-fold exhibit delivers the representational and the abstract as two independent vocabularies, which operate on their own terms, yet sometimes intersect each other in the actions of a cat. As humans, we may never know the exact cat experience. Therefore, the exhibit focuses on cat behavior as it is visible to us, and specifically on how cats animate, fragment, and abstract everyday objects. Works included in the show can be divided into two categories: cat scenes and cat artifacts. The first is narrative, representational, animated and seductive. The second is abstract and material-driven; it vaguely refers to household environment and objects we would like to engage with if we were indoor cats (food, fabric, wood, concrete, plastic, etc). The show was inspired by the philosophy of Richard Rorty, which advocates that simultaneous use of multiple vocabularies results in a richer experience of the world.
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