“Unnatural Natural History” Group Show Exclusive Preview

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Christian Rex van Minnen, V Diamonds

When we imagine interplanetary intelligent life or think about the animal kingdom on Earth, we tend to anthropomorphize other creatures to align their life experiences with our human ones. For their latest group show, “Unnatural Natural History,” British curatorial duo Coates & Scarry challenged 35 international artists to explore an alternate universe where humans are not the dominant species. As a result, some of our favorite artists (including Hi-Fructose vol. 20 cover artist Marco Mazzoni among many others) have created otherworldly images of a natural history that doesn’t exist in nature. The show opens at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol on July 14. Take a look at our exclusive preview, images courtesy of Coates & Scarry.

David LaChapelle, Concerning the Soul


Luis Sanchez, Our Fate Lies

Dean Melbourne, When Beauty is Not Heeded

Troy Abbott, Love Song

Marco Mazzoni, Old Dance

Lyndsey Carr, The Mythical Ape

Kate MccGwire, Sepal Speculum II

Angela Singer, A Way of Looking at a Blackbird

Angela Lizon, Mantlepiece Installation