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.

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