THEY ARE US:
ANIMAL IDENTITY AND THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC URGE
EXHIBITING ARTSITS: MEGHAN BOODY, KATE CLARK, KUMIE TSUDA, TANJA VERLAK, CHRISTIAN VOGT
September 19 - November 2, 2013
The urge to identify with animals is as old as humankind itself. The symbiotic reliance we share with other species has been honored, celebrated, feared and respected for millennia. The creative visual expression of this relationship runs from the caves of Lascaux to the current fascination in popular culture with vampires, werewolves and other fantastic hybrids of nature and the imagination. THEY ARE US: Animal Identity and the AnthropomorphicUrge gathers the work of six disparate artists who use animal imagery in their work to reflect upon human characteristics that separate us from the animals while ultimately serving to connect us as well. This is the first multidiscipline group exhibition hosted at RWFA with painting, works on paper, sculpture and of course, photography.