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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
and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
and now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
Good morning tiger
Just don't try again
Untitled (Guy with spandex pants and ghost killing knife)
And now occasionally, and reluctantly, I lift my head from where it usually hangs in shame
Untitled 2002 Mixed media on paper
Suffer and suppress…let it go
Untitled (Tree puking in bird's mouth)
Untitled 2003 Mixed media on paper
Now how will we get around?
Untitled 2002 Mixed media on panel
Dying and a belly full of anger
Hot dog based on the motion picture for Tim Gardner
Untitled 2002 Mixed media on panel
And after farrah left, i ate carpet

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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