Monday, May 10, 2010

Rogue Taxidermy on CBS/KCAL & KTLA News!

The Rogue Taxidermy Exhibit (which runs through May 30th) was covered by KCAL 9 and KCBS 2 this weekend! Click here or the Liz McGrath image at left to link to a video of that news clip hosted by Rita Garcia. Click here for the KTLA 5 clip with Dave Malkoff.

That report includes a brief tour of the show and highlight's Brian Poor's incredible, animated, mechanical/taxidermy hybrid, "Deerhead Chingadera," mentioning his most famous collector, who can be seen on video here at the time of that purchase.

The Rogue Taxidermy opening on Friday, May 7th was huge, and as promised, here are some photos:

The Live Taxidermy Masterclass and Squirrel chili gamefeed were just as busy the following evening (Saturday, May 8th), and a whole new collection of famous faces stopped by to shop, chat and view the exhibition, ranging from rockers Glenn Danzig and Billy Corgan to Oscar Winner Christoph Waltz!

Jeanie M's mouse dissection and Scott Bibus' squirrel autopsy were succeeded by Miss Winter Rosebudd's tasty squirrel chili banquet. A vegan option was supplied by guest curator Robert Marbury, and the brewskis were supplied by Schmaltz.
And if you're wondering what squirrel tastes like? It tastes like chicken.

*Special thanks to Lee Joseph for supplying all the photos.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Day of the Animals

Last night's opening for the Rogue Taxidermy Show was a veritable zoo!

The momentum we built from the Scott Hove installation has spawned and multiplied into ocean of faces both fledgling and familiar. There were a handful of famous folks, too -rubbing elbows with the rest of us and in complete awe of the remarkable creations from the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists (and others).

Ex-Germ Don Bolles, tattoo mogul Kat Von D, and director James Gunn took particular interest in pieces by Scott Bibus, Sarina Brewer and Robert Marbury, respectively. I've never seen so many Gallery-goers snapping away furiously with their camera phones -for the art! Jessica Joslin's bone-and-antique-hardware constructs and Enrique Gomez de Molina's fantastic hybrid creatures were highly populated areas for most of the evening, as was the television broadcasting attendee reactions to Brian Poor's motion-sensor activated, mechanized deer head.

In the next post, I'll include pictures from last night's opening along with images from tonight's Live Taxidermy Demonstration and Squirrel Chili Gamefeed.

Meanwhile, enjoy these shots from last month's Dennis Larkins and Max Grundy exhibitions, and the aforementioned Iced Out installation from Cakeland mastermind Scott Hove, which will soon be on view at the Scion Space in Culver City.