Artist Talk: Ave Rose
Sunday, May 18th 2-4 PM
We are spotlighting the work of Ave Rose in Bestiary of the Automata, an exhibition within the 3rd Biennial Taxidermy Show. Ave uses antique insects, bones and taxidermy ephemera in congress with motion mechanics to produce reanimated, organic robots that tend more towards rococo than science fiction. Also incorporating precious gems and metals, her creatures are whimsical amusements that practically breathe with artificial life. Please join us on Sunday, May 18th from 2-4 PM as Ave demonstrates in person the secrets behind her highly technical art works.
“Most seahorses have a lifespan of 18-20 months. They are highly sought after as aquarium pets making them far more valuable alive than dead. Unfortunately there is a huge market for dead seahorses in the Chinese medicine trade. I am against the collection and use of seahorses for this purpose. I only purchase seahorses from breeders not poachers. Since these seahorses have such a short live span, when they die of natural causes they are sold to private collectors like myself. I pay more for these ethically sourced seahorses, but it’s worth it.” – Ave Rose
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