Arctic 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.
Jonas Denver by Brooke Weston
Yutu by Divya Anantharaman
Civil Disobedience by Jeremy Johnson
Don’t Take Reality Too Literally by Cindy Cronk
images via La Luz De Jesus Gallery