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Currently on view at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, California is artist Arna Miller’s absolutely incredible solo exhibition “Stop Pouring Gasoline on the Fire, and Other Stories About Cats.”

By utilizing animals as her main characters, Miller is able to transform narrative scenes from sensible to comically absurd. These animals – squirrels, frogs, monkeys – are thrown out of their natural elements and humanized within domestic scenarios. What was once commonplace and respectable becomes charmingly ludicrous.

Her most notable character – the cat – lends itself to a particular absurdity and relatability. Miscreants in their own right, their stubborn autonomy and disregard for consequence resonate with her human audience; by using cats to explore the humor and accidental charm in everyday moments, Miller convincingly proposes to us all that mistakes are just a part of life.

The exhibition will be on view until September 28th, 2019.

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