Death Becomes You

Awesome show at Luckystar Studio!

By - Sep 21st, 2007 02:52 pm
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VITAL Source is sponsoring this quirky, creepy show at Luckystar, just before the mad Gallery Night rush. Check out what they have to say about it — and mark your calendar.
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Milwaukee, WI: Leaves are changing color and falling from the trees, flowers are dying
and the mosquitoes have disappeared. Fall is in the air and with it Mother Nature’s
grandiose presentation of death and decay.

In the spirit of the season Luckystar Studio (5407 W. Vliet St.) presents Karl Unnasch , Joe Borzotta and Stephanie Towell in Death Becomes You;
the gallery’s eighth anniversary exhibit, opening Saturday, October 13th, 6-10 p.m.

Influenced by the accidental death of a kitten by a sleeping bull, Karl Unnasch has
twisted animal carcasses into bizarre vignettes to “create art that can intrigue via
concepts of beauty while still generating meaning with the usage of surreal narratives
focusing on the clash between the urbanized and natural worlds.”

For those concerned over legal and public health we’d like to ensure you that every
precaution has been taken, by the artist, as they pertain to endangered and protected
species, pathogenic, infestation, introduction and domestication issues, transport and
storage of animal matter, etc. Karl explains that “In short, if there is potential for legal
problems, I don’t bother using certain material.” “The penalties are just too great.”
On a somewhat ethical note Karl “refuses to end the life of any animal for the sake of
art” but, as a card-carrying carnivore, does enjoy hunting and fishing as a means of
food gathering.

On a lighter note and in the spirit of Halloween; Luckystar Studio also presents the
Luchador series from Joe Borzotta. Stemming from Joe’s childhood admiration for
wrestling star Mil Mascaras. “He was like a superhero come to life!! Huge physique,
mask, cape, and he did acrobatic moves that made him look like he was flying!” These
portraits capture the odd mix of man and mask, reality and cartoon, and the round
canvases presents the image as almost a religious icon each capturing the pageantry
and color of Lucha Libre.

As the final component the gallery also presents the assemblage work of Stephanie
Towell
. Her intricate work evokes a feeling of nostalgia. “I question my past, I seek
answers and truth in the future” states the artist. The perfect metaphor for the season
and the inevitable ending of another year.

Luckystar Studio will not be open for Gallery Night; opting instead to open Saturday , October 20 from 12 pm – 4pm and hosting a Gallery Night Hangover Party.

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