Multimedia art installation with live models
Tyler James Bush rented a Victorian mansion on 2nd and Jefferson Streets and curated the inaugural “Home on the Strange” exhibit.
“I decided that the best way to display my art was to create my own gallery, Strange Manor. To create the scene, I took over a three-story Victorian mansion in Boise, ID. This is the first time the Deer Ladies welcome visitors into their home, which is indeed strange. People arriving at the house were serenaded by a Deer Lady on the large porch and as they entered, they were asked to wait in the foyer, which maintained an outdoor feel. Greeted by Ventriloquist Dummies as guides, the doors opened to the rest of the house. The first room was the projection room, where visitors were bombarded with visuals and messages. Next was the trophy room, with a mystical white deer couple—notice: one was male. This was the first and only introduction of the Deer Man. Utilizing two live models, I portrayed a living antlered sculpture. Across from them were figurines of these two Deer People. Last was the plate room. The inspiration behind the plate room came from my grandmother. Collecting plates is a lost art. This is where I displayed hundreds of redesigned vintage China plates from the Deer Ladies series."
–Tyler James Bush
Nancy Lemas & Commercial Northwest
Bemoni Alidjani & New Frontier
Denise Joy and Ella’s Room
Rick Jackson & Blue Dog Framing
Candi Applegate & Harley Bush