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By now, it’s pretty obvious that cats run the Internet and are the secret to unlocking viral success. Now Logan Circle art gallery Transformer is harnessing the undeniable power of kitties for a progressive gallery show. In “HomoCats: Fight the Power,” New York artist J. Morrison explores cat culture on the Internet and relates it to art and activism. Each print features a call to action, like “Equal Rights” (shown)—a righteous, albeit ridiculous, step forward from the usual LOLcat template. Morrison’s work aims to “brazenly counteract phobias and debunk cultural stereotypes, propose equal rights, examine global health concerns, and challenge social norms,” according to the show’s marketing material—because there’s nothing like a cute cat to light a fire under policymakers’ asses. But the exhibit is not just looking out for human interests: On Feb. 15, Transformer partners with Homeward Trails for a cat adoption event. The exhibition is on view Wednesdays to Saturdays noon to 6 p.m. at Transformer Gallery, 1404 P St. NW. Free. (202) 483-1102. transformerdc.org.