Jon Pylypchuk

i have thought deep into this trouble

September 10 - October 8, 2005

537 W 22nd Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Curated by Andrea Teschke
Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 6-8 pm

Friedrich Petzel Gallery is pleased to present "I have thought deep into this trouble", a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Jon Pylypchuk. The exhibition will be comprised of large-scale sculpture and painting.

Continuing to populate a sad sack universe of lovable losers, the artist has added feline characters to his menagerie. Composed in tableaus that deal with violence, illness and loss, his figures never descend into melancholia, but retain a wry humor that affirms life. In the past his anthropomorphized animals have suffered a multitude of mishaps- a litany of car crashes, manslaughter, falls from snowcapped mountains, war- but here they engage as pugilists. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a boxing ring, with both combatants wearing orange trunks. In Pylypchuk's vision, the referee has been transformed into a gravedigger, preparing an eternal resting place for the chump.

A second large-scale sculpture is of another cat, this time suffering from a head injury. The battered figure is slumped and eating a bowl of soup. The table on which the meal is propped is an abstract field encased in resin, containing detritus, shards and sparkles, which bridges the artist's three-dimensional works with painting.

This is Jon Pylypchuk's third solo exhibition at Friedrich Petzel Gallery. His work can also be seen in an upcoming solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland in January 2006.

"i have thought deep into this trouble" will be on view from September 10 – October 8, 2005, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 10, from 6-8 pm. The gallery is located at 535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY, 10011. For further information, please contact the gallery at info@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.


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    take it easy creeper
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    Mixed media on paper
    21.5 x 18 inches
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    at this point i am barely keeping it together
    2005
    Mixed media on paper
    28 x 20 inches
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    just watching the world go down, got money fuckface
    2005
    Mixed media on paper
    22 x 18 inches
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    i have said to much, you can't fix anything don't try, i have said to much, i will be fine blanketed in shit over here
    2005
    Mixed media on paper
    22 x 18 inches
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    why are you trying to ply me with such shit
    2005
    Mixed media on paper
    21.5 x 18 inches
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    stop treating me like a plastic fuck doll, kiss me
    2005
    Mixed media on paper
    21 x 18 inches
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    a whole box of cigarettes and no mouth to smoke with
    2005
    Mixed media on paper
    20 x 18 inches
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    Untitled (ping pong caddie 1-5)
    2005
    Mixed media
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    i'll make a home from your trouble
    2005
    Mixed media
    36 x 18 x 40 inches
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    i will blow fire on all the oceans of the world
    2005
    Mixed media on panel
    24 x 30 x 2 inches
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    i will stop fighting you when death stops fucking with me
    2005
    Mixed media
    64 x 72 x 72 inches
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    cut the act you phony cripple-you try living with your legs bent up
    2005
    Mixed media
    21 x 30 x 16 inches
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    one day i will have my life back and you will be quite sorry
    2005
    Mixed media on panel
    48 x 78 x 2.25 inches
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    scrunches
    2005
    Mixed media
    27 x 19 x 18 inches
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    scrunches
    2005
    Mixed media
    27 x 19 x 18 inches
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    picking you on the dating game is second only to the indignity of being the picker on the dating game
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    Mixed media
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    get up it's ten to nine motherfucker
    2005
    Mixed media on panel
    72 x 96 x 2.5 inches
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    these are your last safe five seconds
    2005
    Mixed media
    33 x 36 x 20 inches
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    and that's when i gave up trying to overcome the urge to simultaneously cry and puke
    2005
    Mixed media
    45 x 74 x 74 inches
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    i have thought deep through this trouble
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    Mixed media on panel
    60 x 48 x 2 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