Rogue Taxidermy Show
Curated by Robert Marbury
Featuring Alan Wadzinski, Bibus, Brian Poor, Brooke Weston, Elizabeth McGrath, Enrique Gomez De Molina, Jeanie M, Jessica Joslin, Melissa Dixson, Mirmy Winn, Robert Marbury, Sarina Brewer
Liz McGrath “Flying Squirrel”
Opening Reception: Friday, May 7th, 8-11 pmLive Squirrel Masterclass & Chili Gamefeed: Saturday, May 8, 6pm – 9pm
La Luz de Jesus Gallery – 4633 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027-323-666-7667
Rogue Taxidermy is the creation of oddities, using traditional taxidermy materials and techniques.
Guest curator Robert Marbury (along with his partners Scott Bibus and Sarina Brewer) coined the term in 2004, upon forming the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists. Road kill becomes a central part of their “recycled” philosophy, as are discarded livestock, destroyed nuisance animals, casualties of the pet trade and animals that have expired from natural causes. Other sculptures utilize taxidermy materials with custom stitching to fashion beasts from 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.
On Saturday, May 8, there will be a Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists Live Taxidermy Masterclass & Chili Gamefeed Featuring Robert Marbury and special guests from 6pm – 9pm.
The Squirrel Masterclass/Gamefeed with be led by Scott Bibus, with help from Jeanie M. Following the Demo, Chef Winter Rosebudd will be serving up Squirrel Chili. A vegan “Mock-Squirrel” Chili will also be available. Beer sponsored by Schmaltz Brewing Company.