Our friend Chase Holiday and her friend Miss Kitty Glitter attended last weekend’s opening reception for the Cat Art Show LA and had a great time there, viewing the cat-themed artworks and talking to some of the cat lovers, art lovers and VIPs also in attendance at the event.
Chase said, “We loved the show, which was packed with Hollywood elite!”
Chase and Miss Kitty Glitter collaborated on the video report below, and Miss Kitty shares her unique perspective in a review.
We Like Kitty Art: Cat Art Show LA
By Miss Kitty Glitter
What could be more purr-fectly delightful then to find oneself ensconced in a world of cat art? On Saturday January 25th, I, Miss Kitty Glitter, President of the, ‘We Like Kitties Club’ ventured deep into Hollywood to treat my tail and whiskers to, Cat Art Show LA. Presented by 101/exhibit the show of 70 artists was curated by charming Susan Michals, who proudly shares, “My cat’s name is Miss Pretty Kitty Girl.”
As is appropriate for anything, ‘kitty’, there was a large turn out, in fact a veritable clowder. While standing in line, with esteemed videographer Chase Holiday of Furball Fables, the excitement built as cat aficionados of all breeds anticipated what was to come with the impatience of a hungry cat waiting for the can of tuna to be opened. We were not disappointed.
Upon first entering the gallery a gracious host at the door, cautioned us to, “Watch your step”, which is always sage advise especially when one is wearing high heels and greatly excited at the very concept of ‘cat art’. The first piece I came across and fell in love with was Mattia Biagi’s, ‘Musey at 1PM’. There in an artistic bowl was a collection of soft fluffy orange and white fur, combed and gathered from the artist’s own cat. One could almost see it breathe. And as wondrous and endearing as the bowl of fluff was it became even more remarkable with the accompanying addition of a recording of the cat’s very own purr. Art indeed!
I too began to purr standing in that space surrounded by such imaginative renderings of feline form ranging from the cosmic to the cartoon.
An especially popular piece was titled, ‘Great Big Great World’, by Mark Dennis. It depicted an adorable kitten in an ornate frame in the blue and white of gang colors, along with a profile of Snoop Dogg. The provocative black, ‘Radical Cat’, was created by famed political artist, Shepard Fairey. Heather Mattoon’s series, ‘Cats in Clothes’ was fetchingly fanciful, as was Heather herself. “I was in an accident”, she explains from her wheelchair. “Someone gave me a cat and it was healing and inspired me.”
Tim Biskup offered a cool looking almost retro piece, ‘Yarn’ and pink haired artist, Natalia Fabia showed a mesmerizing, rainbow colored cat’s face, ‘Toulouse the Cat’, inspired by icon Lisa Frank. To complete the glory of the evening someone with a tray and a smile passed by and offered Miss Kitty Glitter a glass of champagne. As with the art, she lapped it up.
Visually Stunning Cat Art Show LA: Video by Chase Holiday, featuring Miss Kitty Glitter
Opening Reception on Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 7-10pm
101/exhibit, 6205 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038
ADDITIONAL GALLERY HOURS:
Sunday, January 26th: 12pm — 5pm
Saturday, February 1st & Sunday, February 2nd: 12pm — 5pm
For More Information please visit the Cat Art Show LA website and Facebook page.
This Is What A Cat Art Show Looks Like: Buzzfeed also visited the show and made this report
Chase Holiday is petmom to Merlin, Fairy, Elfin, Buddha and Yogi. She creates cat videos with them that can be found at her Furball Fables YouTube channel. (See more links to everything Furball below.)
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