Jon Pylypchuk

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

537 W 22nd Street

January 23 – March 1, 2003

and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
Installation view
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
2003

and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
Installation view
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
2003

and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
Installation view
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
2003

and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
Installation view
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
2003

Good morning tiger
2002
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

Just don't try again
2003
Mixed media on paper
44 x 22.5 inches

Untitled (Guy with spandex pants and ghost killing knife)
2002
Mixed media
36 x 42 x 26 inches

And now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
2002
Mixed media on panel

Untitled
2002
Mixed media on paper
18 x 21.25 inches

Suffer and suppress…let it go
2002
Mixed media on paper
18 x 21.25 inches

Untitled (Tree puking in bird's mouth)
2002
Mixed media
129 x 22 x 22 inches

Untitled
2003
Mixed media on paper
61 x 68.5 inches

Now how will we get around?
2002
Mixed media
22.5 x 30 x 24 inches

Untitled
2002
Mixed media on panel
48 x 48 inches

Dying and a belly full of anger
2002
Mixed media
13 x 36.5 x 34.5 inches

Hot dog based on the motion picture for Tim Gardner
2002
Mixed media
65 x 56 x 46 inches

Untitled
2002
Mixed media on panel
48 x 48 inches

And after farrah left, i ate carpet
2002
Mixed media
99 x 20 x 35 inches

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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