October 5, 2021

CAT ART SHOW 4: A NEW BEGINNING

THEMES OF SATIRE, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, AND CHAOS PREVAIL

Over 80 works by 70 renowned and emerging international artists, including Gia Coppola, Frohawk Two Feathers, Haroshi, Sara Shakeel, Soey Milk, Travis Louie and Vanessa Stockard to be showcased during the 10-day exhibition in Los Angeles.

ON VIEW FROM OCTOBER 14 – 24, 2021
THE GOLDEN PAGODA
951 Mei Ling Way, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012
12PM – 7PM Wednesday – Sunday
OPENING NIGHT THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021
VIP Opening: 5:00PM–8:00PM
Public Opening: 8:00PM–10:00PM

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LOS ANGELES, CA–September 23, 2021. Cat Art Show, the world’s most popular art exhibition dedicated to the feline form is back for a fourth time, opening Thursday, October 14, 2021, in the historical landmark the Golden Pagoda – formerly known as Hop Louie – in Downtown Los Angeles. This is a free event, however, tickets are required. Get tickets here

Cat Art Show 4: A New Beginning (Presented by CatCon) will feature more than 70 globally-recognized and emerging artists, including Gia Coppola, Karen Finley, Frohawk Two Feathers, Haroshi, Jim McKenzie, Soey Milk, Giulia Rosa, Vanessa Stockard, and Casey Weldon, among others. Hailing from over 16 countries, artwork ranges from sculpture to collage to painting to illustration. A full list of artists can be found here.

“With cats, you never know what to expect – physically, or emotionally,” said Susan Michals, curator and creator of the show. “Personality-wise, they can be enigmatic, elusive, loving, mischievous – all within  the course of a 2 minute time span. These creatures offer joy, comfort and a reality check against the stresses and petty concerns of our everyday lives.

In her work (shown above), Berlin based painter Anna Sokolova chose to focus on Behemoth, the furry shapeshifting character in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Soviet satire, “The Master and the Margarita”. “His hypnotic gaze can cause chaos and hallucination”, states Sokolova. “He (Behemoth) can be brilliant, philosophical, and at the same time, full of roguishness.”

Ice Cream Cat by Jim McKenzie

Breaking away from his renowned sculptural work, Jim McKenzie offers up his first ever publicly released watercolor, showcasing a more loose and playful side. “This piece came to be after noticing the connection between my two-year-old son and his feline friend,” mused the artist. “They’re both obsessed with milk. The character is a cat/toddler hybrid that’s getting lured into eating ice cream despite his intolerance to lactose.”

As in previous years, some of the artists participating have never produced a work depicting a cat, like Frohawk Two Feathers, Lavar Munroe, and Alexandra Grant; while others, like Angela Lizon, Vanessa Stockard and Casey Weldon, thrive on showcasing the beauty, temperament and physicality of our furry friends. For more information on available works, please contact: team@catartshow.com.

Cat Art Show 1, 2 and 3 attracted close to 20,000 visitors collectively, with 4,000 visitors anticipated this year during the ten day run. Social social reach for the 2021 show is over 7M followers. Notable artists who participated in Cat Art Show 2014, 2016 and 2018 include Gary Baseman, FAILE, Brandi Milne, Britt Ehringer, Tracey Emin, Natalia Fabia, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Marion Peck, Norman Reedus, and Mark Ryden with many of those names returning. Over 250 works have sold to date.

Every year, Cat Art Show donates a portion of its art sale proceeds. Works on view are for sale and 10% of sales will benefit three organizations: Kitt Crusaders, Faces of Castelar, and Milo’s Sanctuary.

COVID COMPLIANCE: All attendees must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test result within 48 hours of entry. We ask that all guests please wear a mask at all times while in the gallery. For detailed information, please visit our website here.

PRESENTED BY: CatCon. Cat Art Show partners include Cakeland LA and Hint Water. Special thanks to Gia Coppola Wine, whose generous donation supports our fundraising efforts, and JB Live for providing us with our landmark location, the Golden Pagoda.

ABOUT CAT ART SHOW: Curator Susan Michals created Cat Art Show in 2014 to critical and popular acclaim. A journalist and collector, she covers the intersection of art, culture and celebrity. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair Online, and Artnet News. She owns one cat, a Maine Coon, named Miss Kitty Pretty Girl. Michals also created CatCon, the largest pop culture cat-centric convention in the world in 2015, taking place yearly in Los Angeles, California. Thanks to both of her initiatives over $300K has been raised for cat-related charities and nearly 700 cats have been adopted.

Cat Art Show is produced in association with promoter, producer and curator, Daniel Salin. Widely recognized for his production of Banksy’s 2006 landmark Los Angeles show, “Barely Legal”, Salin was also part of the team behind Mr. Brainwash’s debut, seen in the Academy Award nominated film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. He regularly works with artists like Vhils, D*Face, Antony Micallef, and JR.

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