Cascadilla St. Cat, Ithaca, New York

Object Details

Title:

Cascadilla St. Cat, Ithaca, New York

Artist/Maker(s):

Rhea Garen (American, born Germany, 1959)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Ithaca, New York, United States (Place created)

Date:

1992

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

38.1 x 47 cm (15 x 18 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

© Rhea Garen

Credit Line:

Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman

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The attentive gaze of a cat sitting in a window confronts the viewer over windblown tendrils on a neglected picket fence. Strong vertical architectural elements frame the view and draw attention to everyday backyard objects: a barbecue, patio chairs, and a birdbath. Integrating multiple textures and angles into a unified whole, Rhea Garen makes her landscape into a form of meditation. Garen titled the image Cascadilla Street Cat,suggesting that a living creature is a more important indicator of a neighbor's life than backyard paraphernalia.

Exhibitions
William Eggleston and the Color Tradition (October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007) (69)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007