01 Apr Ave Rose- Whimsical Windows
Exhibition: June 1-July 1
Reception: Fri. June 1, 8-11 PM
La Luz de Jesus Gallery is pleased to present “Whimsical Windows” by artist Ave Rose. This will mark Ave’s third exhibition with the gallery. These Whimsical Windows are vignettes of Taxidermy Automata each their own unique story of life and death fortune and tragedy. A gold-gilded Amazon Tree Boa skeleton plays the role of sorcerer spinning and twisting protecting the sacetimental rose with its beautiful striped petals that are said to hold the power of eternal youth. A coyote skull with its fangs and jaw opened full revealing beehive bouquet a jeweled wasps nest filled multicolored gems that are attended to and lovingly cared for by gold gilded honey bees.
Ave Rose is a multidisciplinary artist who uses clockwork, antiques, insects, bones and taxidermy ephemera in congress with motion mechanics to produce reanimated, organic robots that tend more towards Rococo than Science Fiction. Incorporating precious gems and metals, her creatures are whimsical amusements that practically breathe with artificial life. Ave earned her BA in English Literature from UCLA her work has been featured in music videos, TV shows, storefront installations, and art galleries around the world. In 2015, Ave Rose was a contestant on the national TV show Steampunk’d, where she created fantasy story-lines, props, sculptures and fashion pieces in every episode. On the grand finale, Ave’s original steampunk fashion pieces helped seal the win for her team and Dita Von Teese compared her designs to that of Jean Paul Gaultier.
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