Catholic No.1-Cats. Expanded second edition

“Make us something about cats.” This dictum, given to the artists and writers who participated in the 2003 Catholic exhibition at Guild & Greyshkul Gallery in New York, produced–beautiful, startling, thought-provoking, sweet, disturbing–results. According to editors/curators Jesse Pearson and Glynnis McDaris, “If they said OEats are pretty,’ that was fine. If they said OEats are stupid,’ that was fine too. This is Catholic in the spirit of its neglected definition: Having varied tastes. This isn’t about eating fish on Fridays…. The visual art in Catholic includes photographs by Roe Etheridge, Ryan McGinley, Colin DeLand, Richard Kern, Terence Koh, and Terry Richardson; drawings by artists Jim Drain, Sabrina Mansouri, Pieter Schoolwerth, and Spencer Sweeney; and projects from Le Tigre’s JD Samson, Built-by-Wendy’s Wendy Mullen, and United Bamboo. Cats also includes Steve Lafreniere’s writing on his mother’s cat photography, Amber Gayle on brushes with 300-pound mountain lions, Amy Kellner’s diatribe on the “Hang in There, Baby” tradition, and a poem from Eileen Myles’s pet, Avi.

Text: Pearson Jesse, McDaris Glynnis. cm 19×22; pp. 112; COL; hardcover. Publisher: Evil Twin Publications, New York, 2005.

ISBN: 9781933045153| 1933045159

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“Make us something about cats.” This dictum, given to the artists and writers who participated in the 2003 Catholic exhibition at Guild & Greyshkul Gallery in New York, produced–beautiful, startling, thought-provoking, sweet, disturbing–results. According to editors/curators Jesse Pearson and Glynnis McDaris, “If they said OEats are pretty,’ that was fine. If they said OEats are stupid,’ that was fine too. This is Catholic in the spirit of its neglected definition: Having varied tastes. This isn’t about eating fish on Fridays…. The visual art in Catholic includes photographs by Roe Etheridge, Ryan McGinley, Colin DeLand, Richard Kern, Terence Koh, and Terry Richardson; drawings by artists Jim Drain, Sabrina Mansouri, Pieter Schoolwerth, and Spencer Sweeney; and projects from Le Tigre’s JD Samson, Built-by-Wendy’s Wendy Mullen, and United Bamboo. Cats also includes Steve Lafreniere’s writing on his mother’s cat photography, Amber Gayle on brushes with 300-pound mountain lions, Amy Kellner’s diatribe on the “Hang in There, Baby” tradition, and a poem from Eileen Myles’s pet, Avi.