May 24 - June 22, 2014

The Gabba Gallery is pleased to present RAWR!, a group show of animal imagery, from the hunter to the hunted.

Since the beginning humankind has used animal imagery in its cultures, religions, and its art. We have assigned meanings and qualities to animals no matter what part of the world we are from. Because of this fascination, an animal’s image has had the ability to convey significant meaning and attach an understanding to the complex. Throughout art’s history this powerful symbolism has been used to depict mythological tales, reveal social statuses, convey emotion, comment on society and even help us to understand a culture’s history.

The Gabba Gallery is curating RAWR! with humankind’s natural fascination of animals as the focal point for the show. A true tribute to the animal’s influence and significance throughout history.

From artists with work in museums to muralists to illustrators to emerging, Gabba has hand selected these 16 artists to showcase their varying styles to honor the animal kingdom and its importance in art and in life.

FEATURING: Max Neutra, CANTSTOPGOODBOY, Mark Hanauer, Andrea LaHue, Essi Zimm, John Park, Isabelle Alford-Lago, Mike Christy, Nicole Bruckman, Septerhed, Chris James, Moncho1929, Joey Feldman, Hideyo Kameda, John Allen, George Rivera