IAN MASON “The Essential Dog”. Reception: Friday, Nov 4th, 5 – 8 PM. The November exhibition continues British artist Mason’s deconstruction and reconstruction of the dog portrait. His work references 18th and 19th century portraits, combined with found-image appropriation from old books, photographs & video stills. His genius lies in his ability to expertly capture each breed’s anatomy with very few brushstrokes and at the same time perfectly capture the personality unique to each breed.