I am interested in how an underbelly is both the soft fleshy vulnerable part of a body, but also how it is associated with dark hidden areas. Lately, I have been reflecting on dogs—canis familiaris—as pets, mythological guides, and first teachers. Companion Species addresses the reciprocal relationship humans have with canines throughout history; this story is one of ignorance, stewardship and reciprocity.

(Marie Watt)

Greg Kucera Gallery is pleased to announce our fourth exhibition of work by Portland artist Marie Watt, the artist’s investigation of our cultural relationships with the natural world, animals, and dogs in particular.