When: March 23 to June 17, 2023
Exhibition Curated by Yuntong (Momo) Wu
Cats are one of the mysterious beings around us and are often seen as our accustomed companions. Overly cute depictions of cats in pop culture diminish our deliberation of this species. The ancient Egyptians worshiped cats as symbols of light and regarded them as gods. When we step away from the cuteness of cats in pop culture and take a conscious look at them, an ancient wildness appears—stay alert and stay feral. Being with cats awakens our curiosity and creativity about the unknown. That is probably why many of us like to keep cats as companions; we want to have a bond to ancient instincts and mysterious wildness no matter how well we have been trained by modern society. In addition to mysterious and commonly seen animals like cats, this exhibition will show depictions of many other hardlyknown creatures that only exist in fairy tales and in artists’ imagination. Each creature will show the connection between the artists themselves and nature, a creator, and the expression of human nature through psychology and mysticism. Artists include Nyx Alexandra, Ming Chen, Gina Lawson Egan, Quincey Grace, Tess Mc Vaugh, Shayne Michell, Brandon Monkwood, Sigrid Qian and Lisa Segal.