Stabby claws and an aloof attitude aren't for everyone, but that doesn't stop cat owners from fawning over their kittens. That also hasn't stopped feline obsessives from overtaking the Internet with cat photos, artwork and memes—all of which are stalking their way into an art gallery setting.
The Cat Art Show is returning to Downtown Los Angeles at the end of March with works from more than 70 artists that range from striking paintings to meme-like parodies. It marks the second life for the feline-themed exhibition, which first came to LA in 2014.
The show features contemporary artists and photographers like Mark Ryden, Marion Peck and Mick Rock alongside familiar pop culture faces like actor Norman Reedus, Incubus singer Brandon Boyd and Simon's Cat creator Simon Tofield.
Curator Susan Michaels—who also organized CatCon LA—tasked each artist with creating a piece that represents the true meaning of cats to them, whether that's a domestic partner, frenemy or allergic reaction.
This time around, the show will be taking over Think Tank Gallery—shortly after wrapping up its current cake-themed installation, Break Bread. All of the artwork will be for sale, and a portion of proceeds will benefit local animal welfare nonprofit Kitten Rescue.
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