Gross McCleaf Gallery is pleased to present Pet Show, an exhibition featuring the work of fourteen artists and filled with furry and feathery friends.
Joan Becker combines botanicals, portraiture, art historical references and non-traditional pets in her intricate watercolor. Indiana-based artist Su A Chae promotes interspecies friendship in her airbrushed and hand-painted work. The oldest cat in the show is Toby, the subject of Eileen Goodman’s 1976 painting, while a close second and third are the sleepy kittens appearing in Frank Trefny’s two interiors from 1978. Morgan Hobbs paints patterns and purrs in her whimsical and humorous portraits while Katie Hubbell’s pets slither and swish through her seductive photographs. Darla Jackson’s sculptures add dimension to the show, as does Jonathan Mandell’s low-relief mosaic piece.
Christina Leone explores the individual personalities of her sitters, and Douglas Martenson’s paintings of family pets catch them in quiet moments. An invasion of rabbits disrupts Joseph Lozano’s meticulously articulated pencil drawing of a human being. In a life-size oil painting, Scott Noel’s husky, Courtney, protectively guards a classical nude. Lastly, Bethann Parker and Ted Walsh take us on a tour of the farm.
Gross McCleaf Gallery will donate 10% of Pet Show sales to Philadelphia’s Morris Animal Refuge.
Founded in 1874, the Morris Animal Refuge is a pioneer in Animal Welfare. The Philadelphia-based life saving organization is committed to adoption, education, and high-quality care with the goal of finding positive and humane outcomes for animals in need.
Visit here: www.morrisanimalrefuge.org