Collection: Creature Comfort, organized by Sydney Pfaff

Curved and straight bands of vivid color fill a crowded picture plane. In the center, a trio of smiling cats rest happily in a green square. The one on the left has a purple tail.

About the exhibition

Creature Comfort is a collection of animal-inspired works by six of NIAD's talented artists.

On a personal level, I find great comfort in animals, both domestic and wild. Domestic animals provide unconditional love, a true comfort on a gray day. Wild animals in their natural habitat are mesmerizing and often provide great entertainment.

Ann Meade's playful ceramics are light-hearted and colorful, while Saul Alegria's colorblock illustrations are bold and comical.

I was very drawn to Samantha Kershnar's whimsical drawings —especially Lab W Wings—and Christian Vassell's mixed media collages of turtles and shapes.

Dorian Reid's Cheetah Cats pieces and Michael Nuñez's World of Anthromorphic Dogs complete the show, creating a collection of fun, colorful, and whimsy-filled creature comforts.

About the organizer

Sydney Pfaff is the founder and head curator of Legion Projects, a contemporary art gallery in Healdsburg, CA. Established in San Francisco in 2013, Legion Projects moved north to Sonoma County in 2020. The gallery hosts dynamic rotating shows featuring up-and-coming artists from around the world.

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