The Palos Verdes Art Center proudly presents the new exhibit, I Love My Dog, opening Friday, October 11.
Curated by PVAC Executive Director, Joe Baker, the exhibition celebrates the special relationship between man and dog.
“The domesticated dog is so deeply intertwined in our lives it is only natural that they have also found their way into our arts practice,” states Baker.
The I Love My Dog exhibit examines a variety of ways that artists have brought the depiction of the dog to the art world.
Historical artwork will be paired with contemporary art to suggest how attitudes towards dogs have changed, or not, over the past 200 years, and how these changes are reflected in artistic activity.
Paintings from the 19 and 20 century will include artwork loaned from the collection of the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. These masterworks depict the important role the dog has played in human history, serving as hunters, guardians, companions, and friends.
Contemporary artists include Antoine Bootz, Doug Meyer, Siri Devi Khandavilli, and William Wegman.
A pre-opening reception begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 11 for PVAC members, with the general public opening following from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public and will run through January 5, 2014.
For additional information, visit the website at http://www.pvartcenter.org/.
The Palos Verdes Art Center is located at 5504 West Crestridge Road in Rancho Palos Verdes.