Sunday, July 31, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

"Wicked Little Critter"


Christopher Reiger
"the banks of solitude"
2006
Watercolor, gouache, sumi ink, and marker on Arches paper
27 x 22 inches

My 2006 painting, "the banks of solitude," is included in the group exhibition, "Wicked Little Critter," at Kristi Engle Gallery in Los Angeles.

Coincidentally, "Wicked Little Critter" opens July 9th, the same date as "A Live Animal," the San Francisco exhibition that I co-curated with artist Selene Foster. Moreover, it also deals with similar subject matter.

From the exhibition's press release:
"Wicked Little Critter, curated by Anne Hars, brings together the work of 12 artists who address the human/animal relationship. Non-human critters in art, be they wild, house-pets, zoo residents, farm animals, or fable characters reflect ethical attitudes of privilege over our dominion. These works reveal among other things, how clearly we comprehend the minds of critters, and how much we project ourselves onto them. This show is dedicated to those wicked ones that continue to play a part in what it means to be human."
I won't be in LA for the reception, but I'll visit the show in early August, when I'll fly south to lecture at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Kristi Engle Gallery
5002 York Ave.
Highland Park, CA 90042

Exhibition dates: July 9 - August 12, 2011
Reception: Saturday, July 9, 7-10pm