23 Jul Save Art Space – Animal Instinct, August 9th – 11th, 2018
SaveArtSpace – Animal Instinct
Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, from 6 PM – 9 PM
Brooklyn-based nonprofit SaveArtSpace is pleased to present “Animal Instinct” a cross-media exhibition and public art initiative curated by two of the NYC art community’s most vocal animal advocates: street art tastemaker Raquel Arnao (@ArtDogNYC) and performance artist Mother Pigeon. The exhibiting artists include Alexis Kandra, Cheryl Gross, Elin Menzies, Kantapon Metheekul and Praxis.
“Animal Instinct” is a celebration of the animal kingdom, as well as a call for the humane and ethical treatment of all creatures, big and small. From cave paintings by ancient civilizations to cat memes of modern times, animals have long served as a great inspiration for art, imbued with symbolism about the strength of character, primal instincts, survival mechanisms, evolution, and our relationship with the natural environment. Whether furry, feathered, finned or flippered, animals enrich the lives of human beings in countless ways. This exhibition presents a loving, respectful portrayal of the creatures we share our planet with, both domesticated pets and wildlife.
During the week of August 6th, SaveArtSpace will launch public art installations for each selected work on advertising spaces throughout Brooklyn and Queens. A weekend pop-up exhibition will mount at Tribeca-based gallery One Art Space on Friday, August 10th, with a reception set for that evening at 6-9pm.