The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show

May_2014_TaxidermyThe 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:

2010: Two-Headed Squirrels & Circus Mice Rogue Taxidermy at La Luz de Jesus Gallery: LA Weekly

2012: Rogue Taxidermy At La Luz de Jesus Gallery   Makes Taxidermy Even Weirder: Huffington Post

Images from the last Rogue Taxidermy Show in 2012.

ARTISTS:
Divya Anantharaman
Emily Binard
Sarina Brewer
Kristin Bunyard
Cindy Cronk
Bruce Eichelberger
Ai Honda
Katie Innamorato
Jeremy Johnson
Jessica Joslin
Lauren Kane
Kevin Clarke
Jeffrey R. Kibbe
Dr. Paul Koudounaris
Liz Mcgrath
Brian Poor
Ave Rose
Emi Slade
Simone Smith
Vega
Brooke Weston
Mikal Winn

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