LOLCAT - TEH EXHIBISHUN•••••

23. Jan - 15. Feb 13 / ended The Framers Gallery

Free

Mon-Fri 10am - 5.30pm // Saturday 11am - 5pm

Exhibition | Multi-disciplinary | London


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LOLCAT - THE EXHIBISHUN

SOAPBOX & SONS AND ARTEFACT PICTURE FRAMERS PROUDLY PRESENT, 'LOLCAT - TEH EXHIBISHUN' - A GROUP ART SHOW EXPLORING THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF LOLCATS.

Did you know that as early as the 1870s, British portrait photographer Harry Pointer created a Carte de Visite series featuring felines posed in various situations, to which he added amusing text intended to further enhance their appeal?

It seems our appetite for these images - funny, fascinating, and often downright bizarre - has always been insatiable. But what do these memes say about us? And can we take the LOLCAT phenomenon and elevate it to the level of genuine art?

We've brought together an array of cool cats and witty kitties - including graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, animators, and writers. Ignoring the crudely makeshift LOLCAT aesthetic, each of these artists has come up with their unique take on the theme to create a piece of beautiful, amusing and exquisitely crafted LOLCAT art.

The exhibition takes place at The Framers Gallery and 50% of all proceeds are in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Curator: Jenny Theolin / Soapbox & Sons
Host: The Framers Gallery
Sponsor: Artefact Picture Framers, EventBrite, Vestal Vodka and The Framers Gallery


Please contact Jenny Theolin for more information on 07833621484 or jenny.theolin@soapboxandsons.com
www.lolcatexhibishun.tumblr.com


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by Artefact 23.01.13 17:15
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What a fantastic show! Not to be missed!
Well done Jenny!

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