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Visual arts professor showcases work in Cincinnati

December 17, 2010

Loyola University New Orleans visual arts associate professor William Kitchens joined the elite company of renowned artists by being selected to display his work in the exhibit, “Bestiary: The Animal in Contemporary Art,” at the Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kitchens’ was one of only 17 artists selected from an international group and his works “Desperate Sheep” and “Desperate Sow” were picked from 985 submissions, a Manifest gallery record. Only 25 works from 17 artists were selected for presentation in the exhibit and catalog.

The exhibit, on display Nov. 5 through Dec. 3, showcased animals in art, imagery which has existed parallel to those of humans for as long as images and objects have been made.

According to Jason Franz, exhibit curator, “our social, creative and psychological evolution is inextricably tied to our relationships with animals. Whether it be the taming of the wolf, resulting in 'man's best friend', the tethering of the horse which magnified the power and geographic reach of humans, or the domestication of herd animals which contributed to the establishment of cities and large concentrations of people and the growth of culture, they are all part of the trajectory of humanity to this point in time."

For more information, contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or call 504-861-5882.

"Desperate Sheep," intaglio, 9" x 12"

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