The rogue taxidermy scene, especially in Brooklyn, is rapidly expanding to include all manner of hybrid creatures, tasteful or not so much, but always interesting. Behold Lisa Black’s bionic fawn, part deer, part Terminator; Divya Anantharaman’s Pikachu mouse or wearable sparrow hoop earrings; and Katie Innamorato’s oddly beautiful “Moss Fox.” Robert Marbury explores the who, what, and, most compellingly, why behind this world of vampire ducklings and martini-sipping winged monkeys in his new book, Taxidermy Art. Tonight’s launch party will feature a pop-up display of oddity booths by the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists, the Morbid Anatomy Museum, Atlas Obscura, and many other progressively macabre institutions. Innamorato, one of the book’s featured artists, will perform a live taxidermy demonstration, followed by a panel discussion with the author. Stick around for a book signing and the sounds of the NYC-born-and-raised Lucky Chops Brass Band.
Sun., Oct. 5, 3 p.m., 2014