Why I Eyes Ya'

Why I eyes ya' is the brainchild of collaborating artists Tai Snaith and Lucy James. Their works on paper, collaged from cat books and magazines create a new breed of feline, from the ridiculously cute... to plain ridiculous. Succumbing to a crazy cat lady-like obsession Snaith and James have created a wonderland of collage, pushing the limits of cute and grotesque.

Art Exhibition previously on at Craft Victoria in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 15 June 2012 to Saturday 28 July 2012
Launch Thursday 14 June 2012, 6-8pm

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Published by anonymous on Saturday 26 May 2012.
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Titled from the infamous YouTube cat clip Oh Long Johnson in which a cat filmed in a lounge room exudes noises that sound remarkably like human speech, saying ‘Oh my dog… oh long Johnson… oh Don Piano… Why I eyes ya … all the live-long day …’ to canned audience laughter. The project is inspired by the multitude of viral cat videos and the bizarre obsession that humans have with cats, delving into this obsession allows both the artists and audience the rare experience to explore the boundaries of darkness and the extent of obsession.

EVENT: The Cat’s Pyjamas: An evening with feline fanatics
Why I eyes ya’ will be accompanied by an event, titled The Cat’s Pyjamas, featuring artists Lucy James and Tai Snaith, with Sydney artist Kate Jinx and selected guests, talking about their obsession and interest in all things feline. Monday evening, 11 June 2012 at Craft. Further event and booking information will be available closer to the event.

MERCH: Cat Shit
Available throughout the exhibition will be a limited edition range of decaled ceramics created by Tai and Lucy, under the tongue-in-cheek name Cat Shit. To be launched at the exhibition opening, the affordable works compliment the exhibition concept and style.