Past Exhibit: Tolerance of Belief  July 1- August 30, 2007  Black Walnut/Robert Wayner Gallery
April 1 - June 7, 2008   Mendelson Gallery
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Black Walnut Gallery is proud to be hosting Tolerance of Belief during the months of July and August, a group art exhibit featuring ten acclaimed Arab,
Muslim, and Jewish artists from around the world, including Lybia, Israel, Lebanon, France, Egypt, and the United States who are committed to making a
stand for peace and understanding in the Middle East by displaying their artwork side-by-side.
Official Statement

Though the political solution in Israel and Palestine is multifaceted and complex, steeped with daunting historical and religious
Tolerance of Belief asserts that amidst the terrorist attacks, sanctioned military offenses, and potential truces, it is
necessary for peace-minded people from all sides of the conflict to stand up and declare that all humans are God’s children and
every single human soul, however defined, whether it be Muslim, Jew, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, etc, is sacred.  Violence
from either side of the conflict only perpetuates and deepens the divide.

Tolerance of Belief is the acknowledgment that, though such a small region, the significance of the situation in the Middle
East cannot be underestimated.  The daily events there affect the entire globe more dramatically than any other region in the
world.  This art exhibition aims to remind us that the heart of the Middle Eastern solution  - and any reconciliation whether
global or individual - is tolerance and respect from both sides of the conflict. And, ultimately, although no political agreement is
ever perfect or any reconciliation pact flawless, the peaceful coexistence with people of other faiths and beliefs is one of the
highest aspirations that a single human or an entire nation can strive towards.
-Robert Wayner, Curator, Black Walnut Gallery
Forgotten Giant: Remembering the Vision of Leo Tolstoy.
A Solo Art Exhibit Featuring the Paintings of Robert Wayner
October 1-31, 2008
Robert Wayner,  For Leo Tolstoy,
With Sincere Thanks.  No. 58.
, Oil on
Canvas 24" x 36" (2007).
Private Collection
Robert Wayner,  For Leo Tolstoy,
With Sincere Thanks.  No. 67.
Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 48" (2007).
Private Collection  
Robert Wayner,  For Leo Tolstoy, With Sincere
Thanks.  No. 74.
, Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 48" (2008).  
Private Collection
Robert Wayner,  For Leo Tolstoy,
With Sincere Thanks.  No. 81.
, Oil
on Canvas 24" x 30" (2008).  
Judith Joseph,  In the Forest., Acrylic on
Canvas 30" x 40" (2007).
Past Exhibit:
represented artists
Robert Wayner, Fog over Land,
Field, and Stream
, Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48" (2007).
Private Collection
The year 2010 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the
disappearance of the original Brown Dog statue in the Battersea
neighborhood in London, erected in memory of the small brown
terrier who in 1903 at a University of London medical lecture hall
had been stretched on his back on an operating board with his legs
bound, his head clamped, and his mouth muzzled.  His pancreas
had been removed, his pancreatic duct ligated, and his salivary
glands subjected to electrical shock—all of this, according to
witnesses, without any anesthesia having been administered.  The
dog’s vocal chord nerves had been cut to keep it from barking or
howling and for the duration of the demonstrative lecture it writhed
in agony, fully conscious.  At the end of the lecture he was killed
with a knife.

This horrific incident, witnessed by infiltrators,  brought to the fore of
Upcoming Exhibit:
The Brown Dog Affair: 100 Years Later
Current Exhibit:

Group Modern Art Exhibit
Jeremy Humbert, Grid No. 4. 16" x 16".
Mixed Media on Canvas.
The Black Walnut/Robert Wayner Gallery in the
Fulton Market Gallery District will be hosting a
modern group art exhibit, featuring the modern
artwork of five talented artists; Parker Gindele,
Chris Gans, Jeremy Humbert, Rex Sexton, and
Eduardo de Soignie.

Black Walnut/Robert Wayner Gallery is located at
220 North Aberdeen (corner of Aberdeen and Fulton
Market). Gallery hours are Wed-Sat. 1-7pm.www.

the Western consciousness the appalling practice of vivisection.  It resulted in public riots,
demonstrations, and the creation of the aforementioned sculpture. The “Brown Dog Affair,” as it was
termed, turned into a global cause célèbre that did not die down until the end of the decade and
continues to resonate even today.  

In commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Brown Dog  Sculpture which disappeared on the
night of March 10, 1910, the Black Walnut/Robert Wayner Gallery will be curating an art exhibit
The Brown Dog Affair: 100 Years Later”  to be displayed at the gallery between Nov. 1 -
Dec 31, 2010.  The exhibit will feature the work of animal rights artists.  All artwork will be in
reflective of animal rights and The Brown Dog affair.  Submissions are due no later than August 30,
 Click here if you are an artist who wants to submit for this exhibit.
Robert Wayner, St. Valentine, Acrylic
on Canvas 16" x 20" (2010).
Robert Wayner, Prisoner Exiting
Plato's Cave,
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 16" (2010).
Public Collection
of Melrose Park School District.