Artwork Title: Orange Cat - Artist Name: Anne Arnold
In the 1950s, when Abstract Expressionism was casting its triumphal shadow over American art and David Smith was making monuments out of industrial steel, Anne Arnold (born in 1925) created smart and humorous sculptures of dogs, people and other domestic creatures, and she continued on her own way for the next three decades. In this delightful, crowded show of 27 pieces from the ’50s to the late ’80s, the tension is between the seeming liveliness of the animals and the obviously nonliving materials they are made of, including wood, clay and bronze. You might pause a beat before recognizing a 1956 construction of rectangular wooden blocks painted bright orange as a cat lying on its back with its feet in the air. The effect of something so obviously artificial appearing so lifelike is funny and mysterious.... []
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