Bunnymania is a two-part fundraiser art exhibition curated by celebrated Los Angeles art critic Peter Frank and exhibit producer Delia Cabral. The show raises awareness about our relationship to rabbits, both the animals and what they’ve come to symbolize in our human experience
Inspiration for this show stems from the pure awesomeness of bunnies, but also from the curators’ shared penchant for rabbit-themed art, and their exchanges of all things ‘bun over many years.
Proceeds from Bunnymania benefit The Animal Museum.
THE ANIMAL MUSEUM
Founded in 2010, The Animal Museum (formerly known as the National Museum of Animals & Society) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit museum is the first of its kind dedicated to enriching the lives of animals & people by exploring our shared experience. We focus on animal studies (where people and animals intersect in culture), the history of animal protection, and humane education in our collection, exhibitions, public programming, and educational efforts. Visit us in Los Angeles or online!
Peter Frank is Associate editor for Fabrik Magazine and former Senior Curator at the Riverside (CA) Art Museum, He has served as Editor of THE magazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly and as critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he wrote art criticism for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. He contributes articles to numerous publications and has written many catalogues for one-person and group exhibitions. Frank has also organized numerous theme and survey shows, including “Driven to Abstraction: Southern California and the Non-Objective World, 1950-1980,” for the Riverside Art Museum; "Artists' Books U.S.A.", "Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions" and "Line and Image: The Northern Sensibility in Recent European Drawing", all for Independent Curators Inc.; “Fluxus Film and Video” for the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid; "Young Fluxus" for Artists' Space in New York; "To the Astonishing Horizon" for Los Angeles Visual Arts; "Southern Abstraction" for the Raleigh (NC) City Gallery of Contemporary Art; "The Theater of the Object, 19581972" for New York's Alternative Museum; "Visual Poetry" for the Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles; "Multiple World" for the Atlanta College of Art; and, most notably, "19 Artists – Emergent Americans," the 1981 Exxon National Exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim Museum. Frank has taught at Pratt Institute, Columbia University's School of the Arts, the Tyler School of Art, the University of California Irvine, Claremont Graduate School, California State University Fullerton, the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of California Los Angeles, Laguna College of Art and Design, Mt. San Antonio College, and other institutions. McPherson & Co.Documentext published his Something Else Press: An Annotated Bibliography in 1983. A cycle of poems, The Travelogues, was issued by Sun & Moon Press in 1982. Abbeville Press released New, Used & Improved, an overview of the New York art scene co-written with Michael McKenzie, in 1987. Frank has also published many artists’ monographs, including Roller: The Paintings of Donald Roller Wilson in 1988 and Robert De Niro, Sr. in 2004.
Delia Cabral is active in many capacities in the art world. Her experiences include dealer art internationally, designing museums, owning galleries, founding and running a design company founder, and producing events. Cabral founded the international dealership DCA Fine Art, focusing on international contemporary art. DCA Fine Art quickly gained a reputation for putting on dynamic, risk-taking shows. Delia’s proclivity for international art projects has helped her forge working relationships in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, and the Middle East. Delia bridges collectors to new upcoming art markets globally and introduces international artists to the American art scene.
As an event producer, Cabral has raised money and awareness for a variety of organizations addressing issues such as international human rights, cancer relief, women’s advocacy, at-risk youth, and homelessness.