A few weeks ago I attended the Rogue Taxidermy show at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, here in LA. I must admit, it was one of those shows with extreme highs and extreme lows. Perhaps it's just that anything that's in the presence of a masterpiece by someone like Jessica Joslin will be dwarfed by it's awesomeness, but I just gotta say: sticking snake bones onto something or adding fur to something does NOT make it a good use of "taxidermy" in art. That being said the show was put on by a group of artists that use completely found objects of taxidermy, nothing used was killed for that purpose, the only kind of taxidermy art that one can really truly enjoy. Here's some images of my favorites, and the "highs" from the show!
Enrique Gomez De Molina- would've liked to see it without the tail I think
Enrique Gomez De Molina- Love his fancy "headdress"
Enrique Gomez De Molina
Bibus- Unfortunately the glare of my camera dilutes the INSANE look, and detail of this piece
This squirrel has some serious passion in his eyes!
Bibus- this piece grossed me out a bit more then the squirrel, could be cause he looks like roadkill or could be cause I dont have a pet squirrel!
Sarina Brewer- How cute are these/this!
Jeanie M- Something you never want to come home to, unless a. they're caged, or b. they're cute and dead, like this!
Brooke Weston- Thought these were really interesting. She built little dollhouse-like houses into the busts of the animals. A unique sentiment.