(March 2 – April 8, 2017)
Cavin-Morris Gallery is pleased to present a special group exhibition: Immortal Menagerie, independently curated by Cavin-Morris staff members Marissa Levien and Caroline Casey.
Immortal Menagerie is an international mythological zoological display mixing self-taught artists, contemporary artists, and ethnographic works. Depictions of animals have many spiritual and cultural connotations for both artist and observer. For this exhibition, we focused on works that evoke a sense of the artists’ cultural background, and most importantly, their spirituality. Even when the artists are unknown, as is the case with the international selection of masks, we focused on pieces that possess mythic symbology relating back to their cultures of origin. The creatures displayed are both literal or imaginary— sometimes they are deities, sometimes demons, sometimes harbingers, and sometimes escorts shepherding us to another plane…..
210 Eleventh Avenue, Suite 201
(between West 24th and 25th streets)
New York, NY 10001
Tuesday – Friday, 10am-6pm
see more @ : Immortal Menagerie – Calvin-Morris Gallery