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Port Chester, NY 10573
The Emotional Animal is the third core exhibit in Clay Art Center’s year-long gallery focus, Animal Instinct, exploring the animal kingdom. This exhibit examines how animals are our bond to nature and are all around us — they are a part of our daily lives whether in our homes or in the wild. Animal inspirations abound in literature and in the visual arts and are often used anthropomorphically to reveal, reflect and elaborate upon our own human nature. From prehistory to the conceptual works of Damien Hirst’s sharks in tanks, artists have used animals as symbols and sources of inspiration and metaphor. This is a national juried exhibition, guest curated by California artist, Crystal Morey.