Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Angela Singer, Suzanne Moxhay, Caitlin Hackett, Lindsey Carr et al. at Strychnin, Berlin

by Suzanne on May 4th, 2011


Vila of the Forest by Angela Singer, taxidermy deer, mixed media, crystals, ceramic flower leaves, 2011 - click to enlarge

One more for Berlin folks: Next Friday, a beautiful forest-themed show will be opening at Strychnin Gallery.

From the press release:

"In concordance with the United Nation's International Year of Forests, Strychnin Gallery presents 'The Enchanted Forest' an international charity group show curated by Yasha Young and Giovanni Cervi that is dedicated to the forests and their inhabitants all over the world.

The show should remind people of the drastic damage that is constantly done to our forests as well as their beauty, uniqueness and importance.

Many lovingly and elaborately crafted sculptures as well as paintings and photographs by over 30 international artists will display both the desolation of deforestation and the forest‘s magic and liveliness that we have to save.

10 percent of the price of every sold artwork will be donated to a project of the WWF!"


Feralis by Suzanne Moxhay, 2010 - click to enlarge

Exhibiting artists include: Mia Araujo, Caitlin Hackett (below), Tom Bagshaw, Lindsey Carr (bottom), Daniel van Nes, Lisa Black, Lost Fish, Angela Singer (top), Elmer Presslee, Suzanne Moxhay (above), and many more.


Insatiable by Caitlin Hackett, ballpoint pen, micron pen, ebony pencil, coloured pencil and water colour on paper - click to enlarge

What impresses me particularly about the line-up is the huge number of female artists including great young talents like Lindsey Carr (below) whose deep love and fascination for biology and painting are very visible in her extraordinary and forever growing symbiotic menagerie.


Ortus by Lindsey Carr, acrylic ink, watercolour & gold leaf on Arches, 2011 - click to enlarge

Opening reception: May 13, 2011, 8 PM

On show: Not sure. Check with gallery.

Address: Strychnin Gallery, Boxhagenerstr. 36, 10245 Berlin, Germany, tel.: +49 30 9700 2035

Gallery hours: Thu - Sun: 12 - 6 PM

Show preview

Taxidermia Wurzeltodensis

by Suzanne on August 6th, 2007


Hopeless Romantic by Colette Calascione, oil on wood, 10" x 15", 1996

'Story has it, a boy came face-to-face with that animal.... right here. Right where we’re standing now.

Over the years it carried on like this - thieving different parts of people like it wanted to be a person.

Until it looked just like you or me, on the outside. But the only human part it never got was the ---'

(From: The Cat With Hands by Robert Morgan)

Without further ado, here it finally is: The often-promised and long-awaited Taxidermy, Cryptozoology & Animal Curiosa Überpost - dedicated to a very precious and talented friend of mine: The lovely Jessica Joslin. Thank you for creating an outstanding oeuvre that keeps inspiring us!

NOTE TO READERS:
If you're a taxidermist, cryptozoologist or curiosa photographer/multimedia artist, please feel free to leave a comment so that I can complete this comprehensive taxidermy link collection (and seize world dominance). Thank you.

P.S: Don't miss this nifty slideshow with all the artworks featured below. Enjoy!

Phew. My work here is done. I guess I can could retire from blogging now...

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Tia Resleure's A Case of Curiosities

Adam Szrotek

Alex CF

Animal Furniture Part 1Part 2

Børre Sæthre (via Fluffy Lychees)

Cai Guo-Qiang (II - via WMMNA)

Carlee Fernandez (via Michelle - where on earth are you, girl? I miss you...)

Athanasius Kircher's Cat Piano (via Robotbrain)

Christiane Cegavske

Christopher Linney Taxidermy

Courtney Payne (via and hosted by Carlee Fernandez)

Damien Hirst (II)

Erick Swenson (via WMMNA)

Fiendish Curiosities

Finch & C° (via Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society)

Geof Kern

Gordon Rutter's collection

Gordon Wilding

Hardy Burmeier (via Tinselman)

Hyungkoo Lee

Jane Alexander

Jeff de Boer (via ExquisiteCorpse)

Jessica Joslin

John Espinosa (via Bunnylicious)

Josh Keyes

Karen Knorr (via Hysteria)

Les Deux Garcons (via Phantasmaphile)

Lola Isern (via and hosted by Carlee Fernandez)

LSD Photographers

Margot Quan Knight

Mark Holthusen

Maurizio Cattelan

Michael Sans (via DesignBoom)

Mike Libby (via Meredith Yayanos)

Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists

Musée Bizarre

Musée des Grenouilles

Hajime Emoto's Museum of Fantastic Specimens (II)

Museum Stemmler

Nathalia Edenmont

Nazif Topçuoğlu

Obscura Antiques (II)

One Dead Canary

Pascal Bernier (via WMMNA)

Patricia Piccinini

Ron Pippin

Bill Burns' Safety Gear For Small Animals (via WMMNA)

Sandy Skoglund (via Armchair Aquarium)

Sara Lando

Sarina Brewer

Scott a. a. Bibus

Scott Musgrove

Shen Shaomin

Simen Johan (via Lost At E Minor)

György Pálfi's Taxidermia (via my brother. Thanks for the DVD!)

Tessa Farmer (via Spy's Spice)

This Must Be Designed By Idiots

Trish Carney

Walter Potter's Museum of Curiosities (hosted by A Case of Curiosities)

Wim Delvoye

RECENT ADDITIONS

Angela Singer (via Jeanie)

The Guardian: Back from the dead

Bryan Crockett

Martin Schwarz's Bürstentierchen

Jon Gipe's Cabinet of Curiosities (via BoingBoing)

Wurzeltod's Cabinets de Curiosités

Catherine Chalmers

David Altmejd

Eugene Parnell

David McKinley's Heads & Tails Taxidermy

Heidi Taillefer

Ione Rucquoi (via Nikki Magennis)

Jennifer Angus

Joss McKinley

Julia deVille

Laurie Hogin

McKinley and Son

Curious Expedition's Monstrorium Historia (.. and photo set)

Morbid Tendencies

Jeanie M.'s Mouse Angel

Takeshi Yamada's Museum of World Wonders

Necromance

Nicole McConville

Polly Morgan (via Melanie Haarhaus)

Tara Tucker