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I just wanted to tell you about wher mom is gong tonight! I can’t go of course, but she promised to take pictures and tell me all about it!
If you live in the Los Angeles area here is the information, the opening reception is tonight, and the exhibit will be here for a month!
Pits and Perception
paintings By Cyrus Mejía
at Artology 101
3108 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
February 20 – March 18, 2010
Opening Reception Saturday February 20, 4 – 7pm.
(Gallery will be open until 10pm.)
Cyrus Mejía, contemporary artist, is co-founder of Best Friends Animal Society.
In this series of paintings Mejía is challenging current-day perceptions of Pit Bulls by depicting them close-up, and inviting viewers to question how they look at, see and perceive these dogs.
Art can present us with a different view, a new perspective, another way of thinking about things. In this series of paintings of the Vicktory Dogs I’m challenging current-day perceptions of Pit Bulls by depicting them close-up, and inviting the viewer to question how they look at, see and perceive these dogs.
Pit bulls and other so called “bully breeds” account for a large percentage of animals being destroyed in shelters every day. This fear-response to their reputation as vicious killers is being driven by the image of Pit Bulls in the media. Dog fighting is a sad reality, but it’s humans who put dogs in a ring to fight. It’s humans who use violence and torture to make these dogs the symbol of their own aggression. The Vicktory Dogs are poster children for this minority of dogs who themselves are victims.
The Vicktory Dog Paintings were made possible in part by a grant from the Culture & Animals Foundation.
Pits and Perception was made possible by a grant from the Culture & Animals Foundation.
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm 323-644-0101
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