As if we needed further proof that cats remain the most natural (if indifferent) entertainers in the animal world—the popularity of online cat videos and the Internet Cat Video Film Festival should have been evidence enough—along comes the The Cat Show, on track to be something of a blockbuster in the competitive New York gallery world.
The exhibit at Chelsea’s White Columns Gallery includes cat-centric art and installations from a lengthy roster of cat-loving artists, but is primarily an animal welfare initiative to benefit Social Tees Animal Rescue. The non-profit rescues and rehabilitates 3000 at-risk animals from kill shelters annually, placing them in loving homes. And some of its winsome current stars, already snapped up for adoption, are, no doubt, the reason for The Cat Show’s popularity. Said Samantha Brody of Social Tees, “The cats were having the time of their lives — the artist-designed enclosure is like a jungle gym/spa for kitties. And the visitors (especially those who went inside the enclosure!) were just as overjoyed as the cats. It was awesome to see so many faces light up.”
Images: White Columns