July 3 - August 29, 2020
Note: This is an online only event.
An online exhibition organized by Dana Frankfort and Jackie Gendel.
From the gallery:
“Human art has featured animals since the cave paintings of Lascaux. That simple statement might imply an equally simple distinction: between artist and subject, shepherd and flock, humans and everything else. But for longer than we’ve been painting animals we’ve been living with them, in a jumble of fascination, suspicion and dependency that collapses comfortable objective distance.
We learn moral lessons from animals in fancy dress. We name sports teams after predators; we put birds on currency. Their symbolic potency is ambiguous: we praise people by comparing them to animals, and we insult them the same way.
As befits this tangled relationship, ANIMAL CROSSING moves in many directions, by many routes. Method and tone vary artist to artist and image to image: from monumental to kitschy, expressive to enigmatic, straightforward to fanciful. As far afield as these artists travel, their animal subjects are still a few steps beyond. An animal’s territory is at the hazy edge of human identity, equally empathetic and alien. We recognize animals because we are them.” – excerpt from press release, by Josh Bernstein
ANIMAL CROSSING will be online through August 29, 2020.
Artists included in Animal Crossing include: Bill Adams, Sachiko Akiyama, Helen Altman, Polly Apfelbaum, Debra Barrera, Hannah Barrett, Richard Bosman, Natasha Bowdoin, Bridget Caramagna, Jennifer Coates, Jillian Conrad, Holly Coulis, Gilad Efrat, Jonathan Ehrenberg, André Ethier, Matthew F Fisher, Kevin Ford, Walton Ford, Francesca Fuchs, Chie Fueki, Peter Gallo, Mark Thomas Gibson, Glenn Goldberg, Suzy Gonzalez, Karen Heagle, Fox Hysen, Vera Iliatova, Breehan James, Jules Buck Jones, Marina Kappos, Anna Mayer, Sarah McEneaney, David McGee, Melissa Miller, Jiha Moon, Katrina Moorhead, Kristin Musgnug, Alexis Pye, Alan Reid, Adrianne Rubenstein, Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Judd Schiffman, Beth Secor, Duane Slick, Kyle Staver, Lanecia Rouse Tinsley, Jemima Wyman
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