Showing posts from October, 2010

D.I.Y Taxidermy II: Dicing with Death

D.I.Y Taxidermy II: Dicing with Death Private view Nov 15th 7-10pm 7pm 7-9 Crucifix Lane Under the arches of London Bridge ARAB Photography Gates has a fascination with old, discarded objects and of collecting... Even collecting the dead. Digging things out the ground, scraping road kill off the streets of London, practising D.I.Y taxidermy. Gates opens creatures up to reveal their internal worlds, experimenting with preservation, manipulating the decay process using techniques like salt, gloss and shake’n’vac. With what is left she creates macabre sculptures, involving other found and meticulously arranged objects, placed into bizarre surreal assemblages. Creating Freakish characters, a metamorphosis of their discarded lives. Facebook event page: Facebook: Review of previous exhibition: