Cat Art Show LA, the Los Angeles based art exhibit that surprised locals by drawing thousands of visitors when it debuted in 2014, is coming back for a second year on March 24th, 2016 to Think Tank Gallery, in DTLA. The exhibition will focus on the cat—our domesticated companion and internet meme—as muse
Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel will feature more than 70 globally recognized artists including Mark Ryden, Kat Von D, Norman Reedus, Marc Dennis, Travis Lampe, Walter Chandoha, Mick Rock, and Adam Wallacavage, among others.
All of the artwork will be available for sale including both originals and limited editions and a portion of the proceeds will go to Kitten Rescue.
“Cat Art Show LA 2: The Sequel is a continuation of their inaugural cat art outing which brought together cat lovers and art enthusiasts,”
said Susan Michals, curator of the show.
“We have asked each artist the basic question, what is the true meaning of cat for you—ally, domestic partner, enemy, frenemy, allergic reaction or guru? From that, each artist’s interpretation is unique and honest.”
“Cats have been part of our lives for thousands of years. The Egyptians frequently aligned them with the gods and artists like Picasso created masterpieces centered around cats,”
“Now people post them on Instagram and artists interpret them.”
On Opening Night their will be a special VIP preview from 6:30PM – 8:00PM. As capacity is super limited, they’ll be offering a limited number of tickets for sale on EventBrite.
Along with the previously mentioned artists, others participating in 2016 include:
Adriana Gasperi, Alexandra Troitskaya, Alexei Sovertkov, Annie Terrazzo, Brandi Milne, Brandon Boyd, Britt Ehringer, Cara Long, Charlie Becker, CYRCLE, Daniel Maidman, Diane Hoeptner, Don Pendleton, Edwin Ushiro, Emma Mount, Fedele Spadafora, GAAS/Suara, Heather Mattoon, Horitomo, Ingrid Allen, James Seward, Jamie Fales, Jason Edward Davis, Jason Shawn Alexander, JeanPierre Arboleda, Jeff, Haynie, Jeff Nentrup, Jenny Parks, Joann Biondi, Johannah O’Donnell, JoKa , Katsunori Miyagi, Kerri Hobba, Koichiro Takagi, KOZYNDAN, Laura Keenados, Leslie Kirchhoff, Leslie Kirschhoff, Lucia Heffernan, Luke Chueh, Lyn Winter, Lynn Jones, Marie Vlasic, Marion Peck, Martin Hsu, Martine Coppens, Michael Caines, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Midori Furuhashi , Natalia Fabia, Noah Eaton, Nuria Riaza, Paul Koudounaris, Rachel Schlueter, Rae Cook, Ravi Zupa, Rebecca Rose, Rebecca Artemisa, Rich Hardcastle, Rick Morris, Rob Reger, Robert Standish, Rudi Hurzlmeier, Scott Hove, Scott Zaragoza, Silvio Porretta, Simon Tofield, Sonya Palencia, Stephanie Han, Suger Fueled, Thiago Goms, Tim Biskup, Tobias Keene, and Zane York.
Cat Art Show LA
Think Tank Gallery
939 South Maple Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Dates: March 24 – 27, 2016
Hours:Thursday: 8PM – 10PM, Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 11AM – 5PM
Top photo: Night Out by Marc Dennis
Frida Katlo by Britt Ehringer
Soft Kitty by Marion Peck
Humanity Detected by Alexey Sovertkov
Art by JeanPierre Arboleda