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“Wild Animals” Comes to Bushwick Gallery April 26–28

Disconnect, 2018, acrylic and oil on canvas by Katherine McMahon

Paradice Palase (1263 Bushwick Avenue) is gearing up to present “Wild Animals,” a two-person painting show by New York-based artists Katherine McMahon and Kayla Camstra. “Wild Animals” will open this Friday, April 26, with a cocktail reception at the Bushwick Gallery space; the show will run through April 28. Just in time for Earth Day, this show aims to explore, celebrate, and question humanity’s limited and often troubled relationship with the animal kingdom. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from “Wild Animals” will benefit the local animal rescue, In Our Hands Rescue (IOHR) of New York City.

With this show, McMahon and Camstra aim to touch on the idiosyncrasies of animals, and therefore human. By presenting the two simultaneously as valiant hero and self destructive fool, the artists’ aim to illustrate the duality that lives within us all independently and collectively as a society. In varying measures, they try to answer the questions: How are we any different and why do we set our moralities the way we do?

Paradice Palase curates publicly funded exhibitions and accessible programs and workshops to foster community engagement, broaden visibility for artists, and build arts patronage.

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Scenes from BOS 2012

Bushwick Open Studios was an amazing success. While the giant newspaper map was unhelpful in terms of navigating the huge area, especially via bicycle (the preferred method of travel for art loving hipsters), we still managed to find our way by focusing on the studios of friends and wondering the streets. When someone suggested we check out the map, I felt like I would have a seizure. “Just put that away!” We did cover a lot of ground in a short time and I humbly bow down to the organizers, who took on a beast and slayed it.

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