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CAT CULT ~ Opens May 24th in Costa Mesa

12:56 PM PDT on May 19, 2014


As Issued: Art + Design Bookstore ( announces the opening of an exhibition of new work by the street collective Cat Culton Saturday, May 24 at 7pm.

Based out of Los Angeles, Cat Cult embraces the varying iconic identities that the cat has held across history and plays upon it in fun and ironic ways throughout the urban environment. Throughout time, the cat has consistently occupied a place in the imagination of various cultures, spanning ancient Egyptian worship, the occultist black cat, the contemporary meme LOLCAT, and much more. The mythology surrounding cats defies context, giving ample material for Cat Cult to explore.


Cat Cult utilizes a variety of mediums including illustration, printmaking, stencils, wheat paste, photography, painting, sewing, and graphic design. Cat Cult has counted artists such as Nic Nak and Atlas, Surge, Kayle Leogrande, Neko Burke, Letter Cat Signs, Honkey Kong, Josh Damnit, Corrina Martinez and Black Pussy amongst it’s collaborators. The show at As Issued will include collaborations between a chosen selection of these artists as well as a lineup presently unknown to the gallery.

The opening reception is Saturday, May 24th from 7pm to 10pm. The reception is free and open to the public with refreshments. The exhibition will be available for viewing for one month, May 24th until June 24th.

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