CURATED BY OLIVIA IVES-FLORES
WRITTEN BY NOAH WARREN
Every gaze invites us in, but only so far.
When we stare into an animal's eyes, and are happy, how much of what pleases us is just our reflection?
It is easy to eat an animal, or to love an animal. It is harder to "think with" animals, but these works do, and they challenge us to follow them into the darker forests of our civilized mind. They are bemused by our unreasonable attachment to reason, by the insecurity that makes us elevate the human over the natural. With vivid colors, or crisp figurations, or mysterious distortions, they appeal to us in ways we can understand and ways that far exceed the rules of what we know as art.