AJ Fosik "Time Kills All Gods" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYCJuxtapoz // Monday, 31 Oct 2011
Last weekend we attending the opening of Portland-based AJ Fosik's second solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, Time Kills All Gods. The exhibition featured Fosik's signature and evolving sculptural work, with each wood piece being a 100% locally sourced, sustainably grown Oregon lumber with all parts manufactured in the USA.
As LeVine Gallery notes, "Fosik explores the powerful medium of language and metaphor to emphasize narrative and interpretation. Using wood and found materials, he creates figural, eclectic and intricately designed three-dimensional works that intrigue and provoke. Fosik’s animal subjects and anthropomorphized beings are built using a complex process in which each form is carefully handcrafted by arranging hundreds of pieces of individually cut and varnished wood, which the artist paints in vibrant colors and patterns. Sharp teeth, claws, and eyes emerge once the creatures are completed—some are constructed as freestanding forms while others are wall-mounted, referencing modern taxidermy practices."
The show opened the same night as Josh Keyes' Migration. Opening photos of Keyes' portion here.
All photos by Angel Davila...
Time Kills All Gods
Through November 19, 2011
Jonathan LeVine Gallery