Jul 25, 2012

New York City

Dogma, the current exhibition at Metro Pictures, looks at the inextricable relationship tens of thousands of years of domestication have forged between mankind and dogs.The origin of the term dog days can be traced back to the ancient Romans, who attributed the heat of summer to Sirius, the brightest star in the night’s sky, which they referred to as the Dog Star due to its position in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Dog days were long believed to be maddening and wicked times that turned food and wine sour and pushed man to hysteria. The sweltering days of July and August then are the perfect time to exhibit works that look beyond the cuddly cuteness of dogs to focus on the idiosyncratic, interconnected fates of man and his best friend.

Metro Pictures

June 28th – August 10th, 2012
519 West 24th Street
New York NY 10011