Abby Lloyd at Catbox Contemporary

Artist: Abby Lloyd

Exhibition title: Why Meow?

Venue: Catbox Contemporary, New York, US

Date: October 6 – November 24, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Catbox Contemporary, New York

I don’t know why this happened
I don’t know what I did
Before I woke this morning
I swear I was a kid

I had two smooth cheeks
And a nose that was always dry
Maybe this all happened
Because I told a lie

Or maybe it was that trick I pulled
On that wretched old hag
When I snuck into her chamber
And stole her magic bag

If I only knew my future,
When I swapped it for an ol’ sack
I swear it wasn’t thievery
I was going to give it back

I never thought she had it in her
To do something so cruel
To banish me to a cat tower
I guess I was a fool

But this, I could have never guessed
To become part cat and part girl
I’ve grown great big whiskers
And a tail that won’t uncurl

Guess I should’ve known
That the ol’ witch couldn’t take a joke
Maybe she’ll take pity on me
Or just condemn me ’til I croak

Now I’m in a feline prison
Oh what do I do now
Oh I think it’s useless
Oh why me, why MEOW?

text by Abby Lloyd

Abby Lloyd, Why Meow?, 2019, exhibition view, Catbox Contemporary, New York

Abby Lloyd, Why Meow?, 2019, exhibition view, Catbox Contemporary, New York

Abby Lloyd, Why Meow?, 2019, exhibition view, Catbox Contemporary, New York

Abby Lloyd, “Cat Girl”, Apoxie Sculpt, spray-paint, acrylic paint, plastic eyes, 10 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches, 2019

Abby Lloyd, “Cat Girl”, Apoxie Sculpt, spray-paint, acrylic paint, plastic eyes, 10 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches, 2019

Abby Lloyd, “Cat Girl”, Apoxie Sculpt, spray-paint, acrylic paint, plastic eyes, 10 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches, 2019

Abby Lloyd, “Cat Girl”, Apoxie Sculpt, spray-paint, acrylic paint, plastic eyes, 10 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches, 2019

Abby Lloyd, “Cat Girl”, Apoxie Sculpt, spray-paint, acrylic paint, plastic eyes, 10 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches, 2019

Abby Lloyd, “Cat Girl”, Apoxie Sculpt, spray-paint, acrylic paint, plastic eyes, 10 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches, 2019

Abby Lloyd, aquarium pebbles, plastic container, Apoxie Sculpt, acrylic paint, glitter paint, dimensions variable, 2019

Abby Lloyd, aquarium pebbles, plastic container, Apoxie Sculpt, acrylic paint, glitter paint, dimensions variable, 2019

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