Thursday, July 2, 2009

EXTINCT: Endanger Show recap!

First off, a HUGE thank you to The Hive LA,(gallery)  Ngoc Hoang of the Professional Bakist (food), Yxta,(drinks), Music Functioing as One,(string music) and DJ Clownfish (DJ) for a fantastic opening!

We had a wonderfully large turnout for the event, and the crowd had a great response to the paintings.

Here are pics of all the paintings:

Here's the Hive LA's post of the show:

Here's the Professional Bakist's post about the show and hor'deurves

More pics:

My concept for the show was based off the news about a year ago pronouncing the Baiji dolphin, a river dolphin found in China, officially extinct.  I ended up reading Douglas Adam's book "Last Chance to See," which is about Adam's mission to go around the world and see endangered animals before they are gone forever.

I started thinking about the fact that an animal can go extinct like that within my lifetime, and thinking about other animals that have gone extinct in recent modern history, as well as animals on the brink of the same fate, and was inspired to create this series.

I wanted the human female presences to create counter-points to the animal subjects; they represent the cultural and historical context of each animal, and echo ideas about display, voyeurism, and the relationship humans have to the natural world.

if you missed the show, it's on view through august 5th!

Presented by The Hive Los Angeles
1402 Micheltorena St
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Extinct: Endanger
New works by Daisy Church

On View                           June 27th - August 5th, 2009

Artist Website:
Gallery Website:

For gallery sales and inquiries, please stop by The Hive Los Angeles or contact

Charles Renn

or curator Sebastian Marlow


Laurel said...

That's awesome, Daisy, congrats!!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Your paintings are beautiful, I wish I lived in LA so I could come see the show in person!!


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