1-night-only show at Dose Projects, 300 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn. Friday, October 30th from 7-10pm. “Heavy Petting” is in sympathy with lolcats, Tindog, bears, otters, horsewomen, cat-ladies, pet celebrities, rabbit enthusiasts, and user-generated content. It is influenced by artists like Linda Montano, Carolee Schneemann, and Ana Mendieta, who transformed themselves into animals as feminist or spiritual practice, or who made their interspecies allegiances public. Through assemblages that merge human and animal, pet and owner, animate and inanimate, this group of sculptural and photographic works by Leah DeVun and Riitta Ikonen takes stock of our intense affections for pets.