Emi-Slade-Arctic-MerfoxArctic Merfox by Emi Slade

The 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show is a group art show at the La Luz De Jesus gallery in Los Angeles featuring unique taxidermied pieces of artwork. The show opens today Friday, May 2nd from 8-11pm and will run until June 1st. There will be a live taxidermy demonstration on Saturday, May 3rd from 2-5pm.

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.

Brooke-Weston-Jonas-DenverJonas Denver by Brooke Weston

Divya-Anantharaman-YutuYutu by Divya Anantharaman

Jeremy-Johnson-Civil-DisobedienceCivil Disobedience by Jeremy Johnson

Cindy-Cronk-Dont-Take-Reality-Too-LiterallyDon’t Take Reality Too Literally by Cindy Cronk


images via La Luz De Jesus Gallery