Installation Shots: Reigning Cats and Dogs

For the 2019 edition of The Art Show, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art presented paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures portraying two constant companions of artists throughout history: cats and dogs. Our booth encompassed a variety of artistic styles and movements, from Pre-Columbian to contemporary art from Mexico and Latin America. Cats and dogs are often used as symbolic motifs derived from their importance in ancient cultures, or sometimes depicted as a playful element. Artists included Leonora Carrington, Alice Rahon, Remedios Varo, Francisco Toledo, Graciela Iturbide, and Nahum B. Zenil, in addition to sculptures and paintings by contemporary artist Isabel De Obaldía, whose work incorporates Pre-Columbian themes and canine and feline forms native to her home in Panama.