by CLAIRE REINER on April 14, 2014

"Most recently DeLeon presented a series of miniatures depicting the various films of Wes Anderson. Rather than being kitschy, these works stand on their own—alluding to the film while not directly representing it. The house of The Royal Tenenbaums and the cross section view of the ship from The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou jut out from their frames, drawing the reader in with minute details. Whether or not one is a fan of Anderson’s films, DeLeon’s creations display enormous skill in interpreting complex and mysterious narratives into a tiny space."   "...DeLeon’s creations display enormous skill in interpreting complex and mysterious narratives into a tiny space. DeLeon’s “still-life” style dioramas reveal that he is a unique storyteller in his own right. In one, a funeral is held for a deceased bee (Funeral, American Honeybee). In another, people marvel at giant insect egg cases in Day at the Zoo of the Future. Everyday objects, like a discarded tube of sunscreen, are fused with fantastical scenes and narratives. In the series Lost and Found in Seattle, DeLeon creates diorama-like artworks centered upon trash…literal trash. A discarded cigarette carton becomes the platform for two tiny motorcyclists and a discarded burger wrapper becomes a hillside for a herd of cows—a slightly macabre visual pun that is insightful and humorous, true to the artist’s style from the small to the large."    LINK TO FULL ARTICLE


This Week in Loose Lips: Zines, Taxidermy, and Q&A Etiquette



 by CLAIRE REINER on Apr 23, 2013 


"Vic Delirium prides himself on “finding those hard-to-find items.” His collection of antiques and collectibles are truly unique and the display in his Bemis loft renders them as not just individual pieces of art, but as installation works. His self-defined “bizarre tchotchkes” range from collectible figurines and a “Jaws” cup, to a taxidermied mini pig. The loft space highlights Vic Delirium’s creative eye for design and unique furnishings, creating an ensemble cast of pieces for the living space. The most intriguing pieces were perhaps the models hung from the walls. One such “still life” positioned a crushed beer can amongst a miniature city, while another work features a small figurine riding a fly—three-dimensionally recalling the work of Christopher Boffoli or Slinkachu. These works playfully unite both the mundane and the imaginative, as well as present a dichotomy of miniature and seemingly “gigantic.” LINK



By MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER on April 24, 2013

"The event this past weekend featured resident and visiting artists. The standout has to be Vic DeLeon's taxidermy-and-other-preserved-living-things museum. Contact the Bemis and feast your eyes on a freeze-dried human heart and a taxidermied rat posed like the velociraptors in Jurassic Park." LINK