Ericailcane’s Animals Say, “Man Is The Bastard.”


What would animals do if our positions were reversed? Some might adore us, but others might do what strong>Ericailcane has portrayed in these drawings, which fall somewhere between visions of doom and illustrations belonging in children’s fairytale books.

Now until January 28th at the Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, “Man Is The Bastard” is a solo show featuring new works by Italian street artist Ericailcane. If animals had their way with men in Ericailcane’s imaginary world, everything from mice to grizzly bears would attempt to crush and destroy not necessarily us, but our creations — our skyscrapers, trains, cars, and currency are all fair game for destruction. Perhaps it’s a negative way of seeing things, but it is, in many ways, our current relationship with the animal planet, only with the parties reversed.


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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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