LOLCAT Teh Exhibishun Opening Tomorrow Tuesday 22nd January 2013

20130118 155848 LOLCAT Teh Exhibishun Opening Tomorrow Tuesday 22nd January 2013

23rd January 15th Febuary 2013 36 Windmill Street London W1T 2JT United Kingdom
www.theframersgallery.co.uk

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

www.lolcatexhibishun.tumblr.com

KAT & BIRD IZ SERIEZ OV ANIMATD SHORTS ALL BOUT ERRRRR KAT AN BIRD from Soapbox & Sons on Vimeo.

HYPNO-KITTEH from Soapbox & Sons on Vimeo.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD Website, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FADwebsite. FADwebsite is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moving Image, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City and Canary Wharf Magazines and expert advisor to art fair Strarta.

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