Animal Magnetism
An all media national juried exhibition
Juror: Mat Gleason, editor and publisher of Coagula Art Journal
September 4 - 27, 2008
Reception September 6, 6 PM to 10 PM

Orange County Center For Contemporary Art
117 N Sycamore. Santa Ana, CA 92701
714 667 1517
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Thursday - Sunday 12-5pm, Friday, Saturday 12-5pm, & 5-9pm *call for evening availability
1st Saturday Receptions: 6-10pm · First Friday Films: 8pm

Katherine Patterson, “Catsnake”, graphite.

Recently praised by the British critic Julian Stallabrass in his book, Art Incorporated, The Story of Contemporary Art, Mat Gleason has a keen eye for quality and authenticity, ferocious wit and an intimate knowledge of the jungle.

Animals, real and imaginary. We fear them, pamper them, tame them, trap them, eat them, lobby on their behalf, experiment on them, strut them as status symbols, and exterminate them. How do contemporary artists represent them?

From the caves of Lascaux, to the halls of the Louvre, there is no escaping them. With their long pedigree in the history of art, they prowl the great museums of the world. And today, animals leap from the work of contemporary artists, symbolically expressing their ideas and emotions. OCCCA's terrific exhibition space will showcase a menagerie of superb examples of this trend, from the traditional to the avant-garde, from the realistic to the fantastic, in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and new media

Participating Artists
Abdul and Lucas, Amy Catarina, April Durham, A. S. Ashley, Bob Allen, Carol Ann Klimek, Cheryl Ekstrom, Chris Basmajian, Cynthia Minet, Dale Clifford, Daniel du Plessis, David Beck, David Khang, David Luce, David Prochaska, Denise DeGrazia, Diane Meyer, Eva Kolosvary Stupler, Gabriel Zacuto, Heidi Jensen, Jaime Lakatos, Jason Cimenski-Almogela, Jean Reese Wilkey, Jeanette Martone, Jeff Alu, Jenny Zoe Casey, Joanne Chase-Mattillo, Juan Thorp, Julia Schlosser, Julie Easton, Katherine M. Patterson, Kathryn Hansen, Ken Haber, Ken Hillberry, L. Kelly Lyles, Laura Jean, Laurie Hassold, Les Perhacs, Linsley Lambert, Liza Hennessey Botkin, Louise Francke, Margaret Adachi, Mary E. Mayer, Melanie Wynne Waldman, Nancy Baker Cahill, Nisa Schoonhoven, Owen Driggs, Renee Martin, Robert Weibel, Sarah Goldstein, Sarah Hauser, Steven R. Barich, Stuart Rapeport, Terry Davitt Powell, Todd Frahm, William Ransom, YUME.

A catalog of accepted works will accompany this exhibition.

All Events Admission Is Free

First Friday Films: September 5: 8pm
Winged Migration (2001)
Director: Jacques Perrin

EMC Concert no.26: September 13: 8pm
Happy Dwarf
Deal by Dusk
B-side Effect

OCCCA is located at the corner of 2nd and Sycamore in the Santa Ana Artists Village. There is no entrance fee.  Please see the web site for more information,, or call the gallery during regular operating hours. 

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art Is an artist run California nonprofit corporation.  OCCCA affiliate artists are committed to presenting contemporary art exhibitions in an atmosphere conducive to discussion without censorship.

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