Amoeba to Zebra
We share our planet with other living creatures: they have been hunted, feared, revered, domesticated and recorded in humankind's earliest art. The theme for this year's 440 Gallery theme show is animals, from Amoeba to Zebra.
There were many excellent entries in response to our call for artists, and the Juror, Ylva Rouse, has made her final selection. The artists whose work will be in Amoeba to Zebra are: Dave AbeCassis, Josephine Bentivegna, Jordan Bruner, Giora Carmi, Elsabe J. Dixon, Kathryn King Eddy, Sean Gallagher, collaborators Amy Chase Gulden and Kristin Baldwin, Erica Harris, Jason Kass, Nikki Katsikas, C.Owen Lavoie, Lisa Lotta Lindgren, Garrett McDonald, Ruth McKerrell, Lenore Fiore Mills, John Nickle, Dan Nuttall, Carolyn Oberst, PD Packard, Maya Pindyck, Kristian Rangel, Brooke Ripley, Dave Rittinger, Bekka Sage, Joyce Silver, Andrew Small, Steve Snell, Frances Sniffen, Maria Torffield.
The juror, Ylva Rouse is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs for U.S. Biennial, Inc., the producer of Prospect New Orleans, the largest international Arts Biennial in the U.S., founded by Dan Cameron in 2007. She has collaborated previously with Dan Cameron, such as for the El Jardin Salvaje (The Savage Garden) at the Caixa Foundation and Cocido yCrudo (The Cooked and the Raw) for the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid. As Exhibitions Curator at the Reina Sofia Museum, she organized touring retrospectives of work by Robert Ryman, Gerhard Richter, Agnes Martin, and Joan Miró, and presented work by Jeff Wall, Pepe Espaliú and Robert Gober among many others. As Director of the Javier López Gallery, she worked with artists John M. Armleder, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Alex Katz, Matthew McCaslin and Tatsuo Miyajima.
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