If only New York artist Kate Javens could have answered for us. Javens' exhibit of animals in the Named For... series shows breathtaking, beautifully painted animals that represent enlightened individuals. Poet Walt Whitman is a moth. Harvard law professor Derrick Bell is a bull. Boston abolitionist/journalist Benjamin Drew is a horse.
Luckily for any of us who missed her exhibit last time it was here (reviewed here by Felicia Feaster), Javens' work is returning to Atlanta March 6. Her work will be on exhibit at the Marcia Wood Gallery and will include new pieces made especially for the gallery show, work from the Named For... series and work from American Beasts, which is currently on exhibit at the Blanden Art Museum in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception March 6 (6-9 p.m.) and the animals will be around until April 12.