'Animal' is a look into the complex nature of the subject. The animal enigma has been explored and contemplated by humans in their search for shared connection and experience for time immemorial. Beyond food, warmth and companionship, our needs to communicate, feel, react, protect, survive, walk, fly or breathe are perhaps just a few elements that bridge these two worlds, closing in on the gap between them. Curiosity and wonder have pushed us to question the ways that humans and animals might be different but also similar. The human perception may in fact be reflected equally and with the same importance in how animals themselves observe us, our habits and the ways we live. If we look to the child as an example, this human-animal relationship takes on new form as a shared experience in the ability to reach into the open and see the world through similar unrestricted eyes. 'Animal' draws on a number of works by artists who have explored the animal as subject, and who have presented them to us in a way so as we are unable to escape their likeness to being human. We are asked to take into consideration, the possibility of perceiving these expressions as humans, but more importantly, also as animals.