July 30 – August 15

An Exhibition by Dana DeKalb & Jane Fisher

“A rabbit’s foot may bring good luck to you, but it brought none to the rabbit.” -Ambrose Bierce, Epigrams of a Cynic

DeKalb and Fisher exhibition entitled Domesticated, toys with the relationship between humans and animals. Whether in the wild, in captivity, or on your sofa, the context of each image – utilitarian, scary, or cute — reveals
the contradiction between our desire for connection with other species and our need to
control them.
The show consists of groupings of small paintings and etchings, as well as larger life-
size paintings and drawings. Subject matter ranges from a vigilant shop dog maintaining
a watchful eye on his establishment, to an exuberant bull encountering a damsel (in
distress?), to a bird without a cage next to a cage. All are animals that have no
experience in a realm without human interaction and in many cases owe their existence
to human intervention.
DeKalb and Fisher approach their subjects with distinct but complementary styles.
Both artists have devoted decades to observing and recording human psychological
interactions with both empathy and irony. They have exhibited since the 1980’s in
numerous galleries and public venues nationwide such as Hackett-Freedman, Marx-
Zavaterro, George Krevsky, Charles Cambell, Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach,
and Firecat Studios in Chicago

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