Ivy Brown Gallery to Shake Things Up With ‘Death Rattles’ Exhibit

Artist Karen Turner's Unique, Powerful Works Evoke Recognition of the Worth of Animal Life

For Immediate Release:
August 5, 2019

David Perle 202-483-7382

New York – From now through August 15, the Ivy Brown Gallery will host “Death Rattles,” a collection of 100 animal-themed rattles created by New Mexico artist and educator Karen Turner. Inspired by the transformative nature of the rattle in indigenous cultures, the thought-provoking exhibit, which is curated by PETA, reinforces the notion that all beings, regardless of species, have the right to live free from exploitation.

What:    “Death Rattles” by Karen Turner

Where:    Ivy Brown Gallery, 675 Hudson St. (between W. 13th and W. 14th streets), New York

When:    Now through Thursday, August 15

A reception with the artist will be held on Wednesday, August 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. (Wine and hors d’œuvres will be served, and media are invited.)

“Animals are a crucial part of every ecosystem on Earth, yet we have destroyed their habitats with clearcutting and poison, filled the oceans with plastic and garbage, and sentenced our fellow beings to a lifetime of suffering in the food industry, laboratories, roadside zoos, circuses, puppy mills, and more,” says Turner. “These death rattles symbolize the importance of letting harmful practices die out so we can allow the remaining life on our planet to recover and thrive.”

Turner founded the Oz School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has a long history of animal protection advocacy, including children’s art exhibitions to benefit chimpanzee rehabilitation projects and lending support to a successful ban on cockfighting.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit PETA, which opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview.

For more details about the exhibit, please visit IvyBrownGallery.org. For information about PETA’s work for animals, visit PETA.org.

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