Activist and wildlife artist Patricia Traub is overjoyed to present her first solo exhibition in New York at Gallery Henoch this month. Majestic and statuesque, her subjects are sure to invite discussion on multiple fronts.
On view through November 26, “Animal Empathy” is politically provocative and artistically profound. Featuring 14 paintings by acclaimed painter Patricia Traub, the exhibition delves into the controversial realm of animal cruelty, conservation, and so much more.
Via the gallery release, “Traub’s empathy and activism coalesce in closely studied wildlife vignettes. She depicts mostly mammals and birds, standing before the viewer in resolute posture against the deep soot of the universe. Traub effortlessly ‘humanizes’ her subjects, conveying the individual, its fur, feathers, gesture and weight, that carry the signs of a distinctive being. In doing so she draws out the consciousness of each Colobus Monkey or Buffalo Weaver, in compositions resembling a modern day Albrecht Dürer. To unpack the significance of each subject, Traub notes every animal has a specific petition, for example, the Rambouillet Ram is bred for its merino wool and is a cornerstone of the meat trade. By isolating the animals on sterile precipices of rectangular earth Traub places the animal on display. This reinforces our shared human jurisdiction over their stewardship while avoiding maudlin bromides.”
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