Thursday, November 20th, 2008
Kris Kuksi‘s Imminent Utopia opens this Saturday at Joshua Liner Gallery. The not-to-be-missed exhibit features a new body of meticulously crafted mixed-media sculptural works, painstakingly assembled from materials such as model kits, toy soldiers, action figures, and plastic animals. The resulting works create a three dimensional visual metaphor of the human condition, where religion and morality come face to face with violence and war, and the histories of civilizations past clash with chaotic visions of a post-apocalyptic future.
Also opening is Departure, the New York solo-debut for artist Pat Rocha. Here, Rocha presents a series of twelve new oil paintings that exude an erie nostalgia for the rural Midwestern America of the 1950s.
Read on for an in depth preview and click pics for larger views.
Kris Kuksi – Imminent Utopia / Pat Rocha – Departure
Nov. 22 – Dec. 20
Joshua Liner Gallery
548 West 28th St.
NY, NY 10001