Cats and Dogs is a show that juxtaposes different ways of looking at art objects and their subjects.
Relationships between people are very complicated. Many of us discover that pets make not only great companions but can also make substitutes for human relationships. They are also a great inspiration for artists. Art lovers and pet lovers are invited to examine these differences along with VIPS (very important pets).
This July, Unit 24 invited a group of international artists who simply believe that pets are fascinating to take part in their Cats and Dogs exhibition.
Unit 24 is both a hyper-modern, completely minimalist space, just three minutes from the great Tate, and a functional dry cleaning business. You can go there to collect your spotless cleaning but in fact this is an art gallery of deliciously ironic and serious intent.
Unit 24 hopes the show will entertain and create a good pet friendly atmosphere and provide a look at art from different levels. A sense of humor and some critical skills are highly recommended.
Love My Dog’s Creative Director Lilly Shahravesh attended the private view on the 6th July with the Love My Dog studio muse, Rabbit. A Love My Dog blanket and lead worth £110 was given to the most handsome dog of the night. It was a tough choice but Monty, a Battersea Rescue dog with a great smile pictured below, was the happy ‘canine couture’ winner.
If you fancy visiting the Unit 24 cats and Dogs show with your own VIP, it is running until the 29th July.
Participating Artists: Peggy Atherton, Roelof Bakker, Kevin Berlin, Eli Chojak-Mysko, Helen Gougeon, Michal Torzecki, Kevin Wayne
Unit 24 Gallery
20 Great Guildford St