AJ Fosik "Against the Infinite" @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Nov 23, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York City

Once again, AJ Fosik's work just looks stunning and some of the most original fine art sculptures made today. Against the Infinite marks the third solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery for the Portland, Oregon based artist, and as the gallery notes, the new work explores themes of "mortality and invention with imagery such as skulls, exposed ribcages, tools and weaponry including sickles, swords, hammers and stakes."

In this exhibition, Fosik explores the concept that humanity faces an inherent struggle between its dualistic nature—a physical self and a symbolic self. Works in the show are greatly inspired by The Denial of Death, a 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning work of psychology and philosophy by Ernest Becker. The book describes human civilization as an elaborate defense mechanism against the knowledge of our own mortality, which in turn acts as the emotional and intellectual response to our basic survival instinct.

Against the Infinite includes three-dimensional wall-mounted works and freestanding sculptures as well as a large installation which features 30 individual animal heads on diamond-shaped panels. When arranged together, they form an impressive 30-sided geometric shape known as a rhombic triacontahedron (a convex polyhedron with 30 rhombic faces).

AJ Fosik: Against the Infinite
November 23—December 21, 2013
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC