Jon Pylypchuk

and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame

January 23 - March 1, 2003

537 W 22nd Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Opening reception: Thursday, January 23, 6-8 pm

Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to announce its second solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist Jon Pylypchuk. For this exhibition, Pylypchuk began with his characteristic drawings and collages and translated them into sculptural arrangements. His recurring cast of characters now take on life-size proportions and express their innermost feelings of lust, guilt, and shame in an even more immediate fashion.

"I feel less compelled to be conscious of what I am
creating and to let things draw themselves out as
they will and to work with an automatic process.
The sincerity of a quick drawing started to translate
itself well into larger sculptures."
Jon Pylypchuk, December 18, 2002

Jon Pylypchuk´s crafting of monstrous puppets in their
rather unstable relationships is similar in spirit as the
assemblages of his previous work. Brutally raw yet
detailed constructions utilizing common materials such as
plywood, fabric and wallpaper remnants, glue, and screws invade the third dimension.

Pylypchuk recently exhibited his work at the UCLA Hammer Museum and will be featured in "The Royal Art Lodge", an exhibition opening this month at The Drawing Center.

and now occasionally, and reluctantly I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame opens on Thursday, January 23, with a reception on Friday, January 24 from 6-8pm, and will be on view through March 1. For further information, please contact the gallery at info@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.


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    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
    2003
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    Installation view
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    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
    2003
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    and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
    Installation view
    Friedrich Petzel Gallery
    2003
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    Good morning tiger
    2002
    Mixed media
    Dimensions variable
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    Just don't try again
    2003
    Mixed media on paper
    44 x 22.5 inches
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    Untitled (Guy with spandex pants and ghost killing knife)
    2002
    Mixed media
    36 x 42 x 26 inches
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    And now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
    2002
    Mixed media on panel
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    Untitled
    2002
    Mixed media on paper
    18 x 21.25 inches
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    Suffer and suppress…let it go
    2002
    Mixed media on paper
    18 x 21.25 inches
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    Untitled (Tree puking in bird's mouth)
    2002
    Mixed media
    129 x 22 x 22 inches
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    Untitled
    2003
    Mixed media on paper
    61 x 68.5 inches
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    Now how will we get around?
    2002
    Mixed media
    22.5 x 30 x 24 inches
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    Untitled
    2002
    Mixed media on panel
    48 x 48 inches
  • 15 / 18
    Dying and a belly full of anger
    2002
    Mixed media
    13 x 36.5 x 34.5 inches
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    Hot dog based on the motion picture for Tim Gardner
    2002
    Mixed media
    65 x 56 x 46 inches
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    Untitled
    2002
    Mixed media on panel
    48 x 48 inches
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    And after farrah left, i ate carpet
    2002
    Mixed media
    99 x 20 x 35 inches
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This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Jon Pylypchuk, at Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, October 1, 2010 - January 4, 2011 and at François LeTourneux, October 8, 2010 - January 2011

Foreword by Paulette Gagnon
Essay and notes on the work of Jon Pylypchuk by Francois Letourneux

Published by MAC Montreal

© 2010 MAC Montreal, Jon Pylypchuk and the authors

ISBN 978-2-551-23963-4