Monmon Cats: Horitomo Solo Exhibition at Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St - Alhambra CA 91801
Opening Reception: August 22nd, 2020 6pm - 9pm
On view from August 22nd - September 6th, 2020
The famed Monmon Cats of Horitomo will be getting their own spotlight show with a solo exhibition of new works by the artist. Started as an homage to Horitomo's greatest loves in life, cats and tattooing, his Irezumi embellished kitties have captured the hearts of fans the world over.
If you can't make the show in person, don't fret. Like many arts venues around the world, Gallery Nucleus is taking steps to bring creativity to your home regardless of coronavirus barriers. From 4pm - 6:30pm, Horitomo will be doing a live stream tattoo demo, as well as a lecture on traditional Irezumi tools and techniques. The webinar is free with any purchase of the exclusive Monmon Cats merchandise on the Gallery Nucleus site such as the new enamel pin and limited-run glass tumbler. Pre-orders for the second Monmon Cat book are available at Gallery Nucleus, a limited amount signed by Horitomo himself.
It's not only an imaginative flair that these felines are endowed with; whether swinging a katana or sumi brush, each character is brought to life through stunning attention to detail and narrative. The paintings Horitomo is featuring with this solo show are pushing this creative outlet to another level proving that a simple, but highly creative, idea can encapsulate an evolution of an entire world dedicated to one of our favorite animal counterparts.