The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show
plus Ave Rose Bestiary of the Automata
May 2 – June 1, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2nd, 8-11 PM
Live Taxidermy Demonstration: Saturday, May 3rd, 12-3 PM
Click here for full show preview on the gallery site.
La Luz De Jesus Gallery proudly presents our 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show. This is not your granddady’s taxidermy: road kill is a central part of the “recycled” philosophy of this unusual and enlightening exhibition, as are discarded livestock, destroyed nuisance animals, casualties of the pet trade and animals that have expired from natural causes. Other sculptures utilize taxidermy techniques in an unorthodox way to fashion fantastic beasts from everyday materials-even the recycled pelts of toy stuffed animals. Elements of technology and decoration combine to create ornaments that approach high art, not only in craft, but in concept.
Materials and even species are mixed, helping to broaden presumptive definitions.
Pieces in this exhibition span Steam Punk to Rococo -from playful to elegant.
ANIMALS ARE NOT KILLED IN THE WORK, but rather are used to create a conversation about death and taxidermy.
On Saturday, May 3rd from 2 until 5 PM, Katie, Divya, and Lauren will present a live taxidermy demonstration using prepared and raw materials as they answer questions about the artform.
Check out the previous Taxidermy shows:
Jeffrey R. Kibbe
Dr. Paul Koudounaris