Portland-based mixed media artist Peter Gronquist has caught our eye numerous times the past few years. His glitzy gold plated weapons and taxidermy are both a celebration of decadence, while at the same time, address pressing issues of consumerism and war. For his latest solo show, ‘The Evolution will be Fabulous,’ Gronquist expands on the taxidermy aspect to his work, incorporating a variety of pollards, accessorized with gold, guns and Gucci. The exhibit opens later this evening (Friday, October 14th) at Gallery 1988‘s Venice location, and will be on view until October 28th. Get an exclusive first look at the new works, here on Hi-Fructose.