On view at White Columns
until July 27th, 2013 is The Cat Show
, curated by Rhonda Lieberman. The large group exhibition includes many artists, both well-known and emerging, who have contributed works of various mediums all featuring, you guessed it, cats. Each weekend (except for 4th of July weekend) cats will be available for adoption sponsored by Social Tees Animal Rescue. The diverse group of artists who are participating in the exhibition include: Michele Abeles, Rita Ackermann, Antonio Adams, Bill Adams, Laura Aldridge, Graham Anderson, Araki, Cory Arcangel, Atelier E.B. (Lucy McKenzie, Beca Lipscombe, Marc Camille Chaimowicz), Michel Auder, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Matthew Barney, Will Benedict, Olaf Breuning, Janet Burchill, Kathe Burkhart, Carter, Antoine Catala, David Colman, Ann Craven, Cynthia Daignault, Lucky DeBellevue, Jake Ewert, Bella Foster, Magdalena Frimkess, Jeff Funnell, Rainer Ganahl, Paul Georges, Eric Ginsburg, Karin Gulbran, Tamar Halpern, Michelle Handelman, June Hamper, Michelle Handelman, Daniel Heidkamp, Robert Heinecken, John Hiltunen, Ann Cathrin November Hoibo, Jonathan Horowitz, Marc Hundley, Gary Indiana, Jane Kaplowitz, Nina Katchadourian, Matt Keegan, Mike Kelley, Wayne Koestenbaum, Barbara Kruger, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Sadie Laska, Elad Lassry, Mark Leckey, Cary Leibowitz, Rhonda Lieberman, Cassandra MacLeod, Alissa McKendrick, Ryan McNamara, Matthias Merkel-Hess, Siobhan Meow, Marilyn Minter, Dave Muller, Takeshi Murata, Eileen Neff, Laura Owens, Elizabeth Peyton, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt, Eileen Quinlan, , T. Cole Rachel, Jennifer Rochlin, Sam Roeck, Ruth Root, Kay Rosen, Jason Rosenberg, Theo Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer, Gus Van Sant, Joe Scanlan, Steven Shearer, David Shrigley, Patti Smith, Frances Stark, Amy Taubin, Nicola Tyson, Andy Warhol, Jordan Wolfson, B. Wurtz, Rob Wynne, and Freecell with Gia Wolff.
The walls of the gallery are lined with works that are both humorous and contemplative. Furry felines are featured prominently in paintings, sculpture, video, drawings and several photographs. One need not be either a fortune teller nor an art connoisseur to recognize the love that Lieberman has for cats. In this case, the evidence is in the content and subject matter demonstrating how the animal has been interpreted and documented in art over the years. Also prevalent is the plight of many animals who are often put to sleep in overcrowded animal shelters. Rhonda Lieberman, an artist and writer, partnered with Social Tees Animal Rescue
and offer cats for adoptions during the appropriately titled “The Cats-in-Residence Program”. During select gallery hours, cats will be ripe for the picking, or petting, in a sculptural installation by Freecell with Gia Wolff.
Go for the art. You may be pleasantly surprised and acquire a work or a furry friend.