by Anthony Chun
mor·phol·o·gy | \ mȯr-ˈfä-lə-jē
1. the branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of organisms.
Morphology by Anthony Chun is a series of Kaiju papier mache heads paired with crepe paper flowers. Anthony is a local multidisciplinary artist who has had two previous exhibitions at Scoops. He studied philosophy and literature at Yale. In 2018, Chun received an Emmy for directing Rick and Morty’s “Pickle Rick” (Season 3, Episode 3).
Reception: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7-9 pm
at Scoops 712 N Heliotrope Dr. Los Angeles, 90029
Highlights from the commentary for Rick and Morty Season 3 DVD/Blu-ray!
Any chance I get to talk about castration…
You can watch Rick and Morty on Adult Swim!
Episodes of R&M directed by Anthony Chun:
From Season 3:
Location: Antai Gallery at Scoops, 712 N Heliotrope Dr. L.A. 90029
Time: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m, Monday to Saturday.
Closed Sunday. December 2015 until April 2016.
Available for Commissions
Anthony Chun’s paper maché heads are currently on display at Antai Gallery/Scoops in East Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Anthony began making paper maché animal heads based upon Chinese zodiac animals as gifts for his muse/comrade Ji Sung Kim and their precious daughters Karina and Fiona. After making several more animal heads, he decided to build trophies inspired by Kaiju—the giant creatures from Japanese monster movies. This allowed greater experimentation with form and color. The trophies are made with cardboard boxes, masking tape, newspaper, flour, water, paper mache clay and Martha Stewart craft paint.
“The centerpieces of his show, The Magic Forest, are two XL Kaiju trophies. Conjuring the chimerical beauty of a speculative natural world memorialized by anime and monster films, these sculptures speak to our desire for an unnatural wilderness that both resists and corresponds to our technological age.”
-Ji Sung Kim