Cat Culture

Rhonda Lieberman became a cat lady while living in a loft in Long Island City, New York, in the late ’90s. “Millions of animals a year are on death row because there is no room for them,” she says. “I thought art could help this situation.” Realizing her vision, Lieberman is the curator of “The Cat Show” at White Columns art space in New York, with over 50 artists presenting cat-inspired work. The centerpiece of the exhibition is the Cats-in-Residence Program, an artist-designed habitat for adoptable strays. “It’s about bringing the cats to the public,” she says. Artwork includes a Zen litter box by Rob Pruitt, a carpet-covered pedestal by Jonathan Horowitz, and T. Cole Rachel’s massive cat-figurine collection. The show runs from June 14 to July 20.