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Louie, Kuksi & Helnwein at The Shooting Gallery, S.F.

Posted in Curiosa & Forteana, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Horror / Goth, Illustration, Sculpture by Suzanne on October 12th, 2008 | BBC Wikipedia

Jenny Bad Hair by Travis Louie, acrylic on panel - click for details/larger version

The almighty triumvirate of Travis Louie (c.f. image above), Kris Kuksi (c.f. image below) and Mercedes Helnwein (huh?! o_O) have taken over the Shooting Gallery yesterday night for an amazing group show that will be on view until the end of October.

Even though I'm a great admirer of Herrn Helnwein's daughter's work, I can't really see how it will blend in with Louie's & Kuksi's incredibly detailed, profound works, but maybe the answer lies in the monochromaticity of her works.

I won't even begin to describe how much I envy you S.F. folks for the chance to get face to face with a skeletal Kuksi sculpture, but then again, we have the Giger Museum in Helvetistan and I guess you just can't have your facehugger and eat it.

Antics & Mechanical Frolic by Kris Kuksi, mixed media assemblage - click for details/larger version

On show: October 11 - 31, 2008

Address: The Shooting Gallery, 839 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA, tel: 415-931-8035

Gallery hours: Tue - Sat: 12 - 7 PM

Preview show

Artists' websites: Travis Louie | Kris Kuksi | Mercedes Helnwein

via Travis Louie

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5 comments to " Louie, Kuksi & Helnwein at The Shooting Gallery, S.F. "

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    Diana says:

    Thank your for your inspirations! Through your choice I have the chance to discover the most impressive contemporary art of vanitas. That's beyond comparison.

    October 23rd, 2008 at 9:15 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Awww... thank you so, so much for the kind feedback, Diana. It's such an encouragement! I'm very touched. x

    November 15th, 2008 at 12:34 am

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

    [...] 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, Mia, Dan Quintana, Tin and many, many [...]

    March 7th, 2009 at 12:43 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:

    [...] Kuksi (see image below), Kukula, Martin Wittfooth, Michael Page, Scott Musgrove (see image top), Travis Louie, Yosuke Ueno, Yoko d’Holdbachie to actually only name a [...]

    April 5th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

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    Suzanne G. – Giving Taste A Bad Name Since Kindergarten» Blog Archive » Kris Kuksi & Pat Rocha at Joshua Liner, NYC says:

    [...] Kuksi‘s - previously featured here - passionately awaited Imminent Utopia show will go on display at Joshua Liner Gallery tomorrow [...]

    May 17th, 2011 at 9:13 am

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