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Scott Musgrove in Culver City: Final Days!

Posted in Cryptozoology, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Interna, Sculpture by Suzanne on June 1st, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia


Booted Glamour Cat by Scott Musgrove, oil on board

Hmm... judging by yesterday's post, it almost seems to me that stripping cartoonish creatures down to their bones (c.f. images above and below) is THE art flavour of the month. After all, skulls are so 2007 and, let's face it, aliens, particularly Martians - now that they've even invaded the Barbican - have been a little passé and tacky ever since Erich von Däniken decided unanimously that he's in fact a scientific author. Yeah, right.

All the better for us that self-proclaimed "natural alchemist" Scott Musgrove keeps enriching our imaginary worlds with his ever so endearing "accidental organisms" - as he refers to them.

For his current exhibition at Billy Shire in Culver City, he even seems to have finally discovered his indisputable talent as a 3D artist and presents a set of wooden sculptures alongside his iconic beastly paintings.

Moreover, he and Mike Leavitt (of Art Army fame) have collaborated in building an adorable mixed media diorama thingie.

My favourite work, however, is this painting of a seemingly melancholy inflatable monster deliberately floating low in order to have its belly pleasantly tickled by tree tops. Awwww!


Soul of the Booted Glamour Cat by Scott Musgrove, oil on board

Closing: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Address: Billy Shire Fine Arts, 5790 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, tel: 323-297-0600

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In other news, I keep seeing giant minotauresque faces in the Edwardian black walnut desk I write from. Very much like this one here. Is that common?

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5 comments to " Scott Musgrove in Culver City: Final Days! "

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten says:

    [...] Scott Musgrove in Culver City: Final Days! [...]

    June 2nd, 2008 at 1:26 am

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    Suzanne G. - Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Femke Hiemstra & A Whole Lot of Eye Candy at CoproNason, Santa Monica says:

    [...] Eric Fortune, Jason D’Aquino, Josh Keyes, Kris Kuksi, Kukula, Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page, Scott Musgrove, Travis Louie, Yosuke Ueno, Yoko d’Holdbachie to actually only name a [...]

    April 5th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Suggestivism feat. Esao Andrews, Alex Gross, Kris Lewis et al. in Santa Ana says:

    [...] Gross (top), Femke Hiemstra, Audrey Kawasaki, Kris Kuksi, Kris Lewis (bottom), Elizabeth McGrath, Scott Musgrove, Michael Page, Heidi Taillefer, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, and many, many [...]

    January 31st, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Superschool at CoproNason: Opening tomorrow! says:

    [...] is curated by none other than Lola and features works by Brian Viveros, Scott Musgrove, Michael Page, Kris Lewis, Travis Louie, Gary Baseman, Heiko Müller, Chris Ryniak, Ana Bagayan, [...]

    May 17th, 2011 at 2:52 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Ray Caesar et al. at Jonathan LeVine’s Anniversary Show says:

    [...] christ-i-don’t-know-what-to-call-it-anymore art like Ray Caesar, Ron English, Xiaoqing Ding, Scott Musgrove, Dave Cooper, Gary Baseman, Esao Andrews, Isabel Samaras, James Jean and further on to the [...]

    May 17th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

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