LSC-Montgomery Presents an Unusual Exhibition: Museum of Unnatural History

Lone Star College-Montgomery's Center for the Arts presents Museum of Unnatural History, a eccentric display of taxidermy with crocheted sweaters by Elaine Bradford. The exhibition runs November 8 through December 3 in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery (Building D).
 
On Tuesday, November 9, at 12 p.m., there will be a reception in the gallery to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

For this exhibit, Elaine Bradford has created a faux natural history museum filled with inventive and sublime pieces created to reflect a mirror image of our own natural world. The pieces talk about natural science, museum display, and history, all set in an uncanny reality. This exhibit is unlike anything you have ever seen.

“These ‘trophy’ animals are such odd objects to begin with, to comfort and conceal these forms by putting them in custom sweaters, makes them that much more peculiar,” said Bradford. “This absurd domesticity resurrects these inanimate objects and brings them into a new life.”

Elaine Bradford lives and works in Houston. She holds an master’s degree in fine arts from the California Institute of the Arts (2003) and a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Texas at Austin. Bradford was the recipient of a 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance.

The Mary Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery is a teaching gallery used for the instruction of students at LSC-Montgomery. The presentations and artwork provided are free to the community The gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
For information about the arts at LSC-Montgomery, visit www.LoneStar.edu/arts-montgomery.htm or call Denise Meyers, art program coordinator for LSC-Montgomery, at (936) 273-7021.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.