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"Return to Catlandia" - a Tom Zarrilli exhibition

Show Dates: April 19 – May 26, 2024
Location: Decatur Arts Alliance • 113 Clairemont Ave.
On view: Daily from 10am – 4pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 19 from 6:30 – 8:30pm


The Decatur Arts Alliance welcomes back to its gallery Atlanta-based artist, photographer, and children’s librarian, Tom Zarrilli, with a new exhibition filled with familiar characters. ‘Return to Catlandia’ features over 20 artworks (including paintings, ceramics, and collages) depicting the fanciful dreams and fantasies of Zarrilli’s cats, Joey and Petey. These favorite artistic subjects find themselves in settings and situations that explore current realities through a colorful and inversive world.

Featured artwork: “Reflection,” 2023

About the Artist

A long-time Atlanta resident, Tom Zarrilli has exhibited art throughout the US for nearly twenty years and has managed numerous galleries and music clubs in his professional career.  He recently served as the managing director for Gallery 378, an art gallery and music venue in Candler Park.  As an artist, Tom has written about and extensively documented roadside memorials and yard sales, sharing the captivating photography in various exhibitions, including ‘A Year in the Yards of Clutter and the Driveways of Divestment’ at Atlanta’s Contemporary Arts Center.  His conceptual works include A Year in the Yards of Clutter, an interactive installation that functioned as a yard sale, and Grand Lago de Atlanta, a proposal to replace Atlanta’s expressways with a large lake.  Dissimilarly, Tom also explores the intricate inner lives of cats and other animals through conceptual painting artworks.  These imaginative pieces retain the humor and novelty of his photographic works, often placing his beloved favorite subjects (his two cats) among fanciful and familiar landmarks.

Join us for the opening reception!
Friday, April 19 • 6:30 – 8:30pm

Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery • 113 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

Stop by the Decatur Arts Alliance Gallery to celebrate the opening of ‘Return to Catlandia’ with light refreshments.  Come meet the artist and be the first to experience this fun, fanciful, and thought-provoking display of unique artworks.  Don’t miss your chance to purchase an incredible piece to take home at the end of the exhibition’s run!

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