Nowadays, based in Oakland, California, visual artist and art instructor still uses the encyclopedia of animal books that she purchased as a child. Through the technique of graphite this documentary nut, always attempting to know more details about animals and their behaviours, disrupts in these images the natural cycle that is gorgeous and seems miserable at the time. “I want my animals to come from a future natural world where there aren’t people anymore”. Even in Tara’s world, dogs would be humans’ best friends.
Tara Tucker has created a stunning bestiary of animals crossed with flora or having bizarre relationships with other species. Maybe the fact that she often accompanied her mother to Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, where mum volunteered to learn taxidermy and Tara was assigned to classify and number bones and skeletons, has something to do with her vast interest in the animal kingdom. At that time, she either wanted to be or marry the illustrator working in the lab for the biologists, who traveled all around the world to collect specimens and draw the animals.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale