by Andrew Crisp
Artist Tyler Bush has been a recurring figure at the Modern Hotel's Modern Art event. At this year's event, Bush and Minerva Jayne staged a modern recreation of John and Yoko's bed-in for peace. And in 2011, he created another living installation featuring women in Gothic dress bearing antlers and playing poker.
Now, Bush will expand on the Deer Ladies theme with the second part of his Home on the Strange series, which debuted in a rented Victorian mansion on Second and Jefferson streets last year. The focal point of his new exhibit, Home on the Strange: Peacock Manor, is a four-foot-tall dollhouse belonging to Bush's 91-year-old grandmother, La Venia Jacobson, who spent 18 years building and furnishing the scale model Victorian mansion. The exhibit will also feature the aforementioned Deer Ladies in a more ghostly setting.
Home on the Strange: Peacock Manor will open with an artist's reception at the Eagle Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Here's some footage of the Deer Ladies at Modern Art in 2011: