The National Arts Club
Dogs, Cats, Horses, and Others
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An Opening of New Work by Kathy Landman
To Benefit The Good Dog Foundation
At the National Arts Club
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Ray Rigoglioso, (718) 268-2422, (646) 228-8216 cell
APRIL 20, 2006, NEW YORK: On Wednesday, April 26, the National Arts Club will present the opening of new works by Kathy Landman, Dogs, Cats, Horses, and Others over 30 images of animals and owners who lead charmed lives. The show will be presented in conjunction with The Good Dog Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of works will benefit this therapy dog services organization.
"The more I do this work, the more I understand and value the bond that humans and animals share," Landman says. "I wanted this show to benefit a nonprofit organization that uses this bond to bring healing and comfort to people who are sick and in need."
Landman's work alternately captures the human-animal bond and beautifully portrays the spirit and essence of her solo subjects. In a style that pays homage to the likes of Vermeer and Jean Eugene Auguste Atget, Landman presents a world "peopled" with animals in classical compositions. The subjects, many of whom appear to be posing for their portraits, are bathed in luminous light and painted with rich colors.
Landman's style combines photography and photo realism in a seamless dreamlike reality. The models at times appear to be lost in thought or about to speak. From three horses out for a swim on a warm summer day, to dogs who travel in style and "fat cats" who know they're lords and ladies of the manor, you're sure to enjoy these images of animals and their owners.
To view preview of show, visit: http://www.kathylandman.com/DogsCatsHorsesandOthers/
Dates: April 24-May 6, 2006
Opening reception: Wednesday April 26, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Gallery Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri.: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Tues: 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. For Sat. - Sun., call ahead
Address: The National Arts Club - Marquis Gallery
15 Gramercy Park South
New, York, NY 10003-1796
(20th Street Between Park Avenue South and Lexington Ave.)
Nearest Subway: Take the 6 train to 23rd Street and walk south on Park Ave. Make a left on 20th Street, and walk half a block. You will find us across from Gramercy Park.
Telephone: (212) 465-3424
Admission Price: galleries are open to the public, free of charge
About the Artist:
Kathy Landman studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her early work was in collaboration with performance artists in Boston and New York and is in numerous collections in the United States and Europe. This new series continues the exploration of the relationship between humans and animals from her previous exhibition, Images of Cowboys, Cattle and Horses.
About The Good Dog Foundation:
The Good Dog Foundation provides and coordinates therapy dog services in health care, social service, and community organizations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and at disaster sites around the country. Its highly trained, all-volunteer, human-dog teams offer exceptional, healing services completely free of charge. A nonprofit organization, The Good Dog Foundation advances research and promotes awareness about the human-animal bond.
Founded in 1998, The Good Dog Foundation worked to change New York State law to allow therapy animals to work within health care facilities. With this success, in 2000 it began providing therapy dog services in New York area hospitals. After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Good Dogs visited family members of victims at the city's Family Assistance Center and accompanied them on ferry trips to ground zero. In November 2005, Good Dogs visited survivors of Hurricane Katrina along the Mississippi Gulf coast.
The Good Dog Foundation
607 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Toll-Free: (888) 859-9992