Adam Wallacavage "Magic Mountain" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYCJuxtapoz // Thursday, 24 Oct 2013
The last of the 3 exhibitions we saw this past Saturday night at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC was longtime Juxtapoz photography contributor and sculpture artist, Adam Wallacavage. Magic Mountain is a mixture of Wallacavage's now famed mixed media chandeliers and sculpture works, as well as the artist's first limited-edition multiple.
From the gallery: Over a decade ago, Wallacavage first began experimenting with chandeliers in order to create a dining room in his Victorian brownstone inspired by the classic Jules Verne novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. To construct his original octopus chandeliers, he taught himself the traditional techniques of ornamental plastering, which involves casting and hand-sculpting with epoxy clay and resin. In the years since, he has continued to experiment in form, color and technique, developing his own unique glazes, vibrant hues and finishes. This new body of work marks a transition point in the artist’s career, a master of his craft ready to expand his creative vocabulary in new directions.
Adam Wallacavage: Magic Mountain
Through November 16, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC