Maskull Lasserre: Re-carving Sculpture

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Decoy Research (Duck), 2014. (re-)carved duck decooy

Summer time is the “off season” for the New York artwork world. The galleries that stay open sometimes mount group exhibits, typically with visitor curators fairly than the huge single artist options proven throughout the remainder of the yr. For New Yorkers who can’t escape to cooler and fewer humid skies (like me!), it’s a good time to take a look at tons of underrepresented artists.

My favourite on view now is Maskull Lasserre, a sculptor who RE-carves discarded sculptures. Three of his works are on view at Junior Tasks in a gaggle present titled “Common JOhn” curated by Jim Lee, an artist I’ve loved for years.

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Shaman Anatomy, 2014. (re-)carved South American shaman bust

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Shaman Anatomy (element)

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Shaman Anatomy (element)

Maskull Lasserre finds previous wooden sculptures on sidewalks or in thrift shops and, by eradicating only a tiny quantity of fabric in exactly the proper spots, reveals an inner bone and muscle construction WHICH NEVER ACTUALLY EXISTED! Michelangelo’s philosophy of liberating one thing trapped within the marble moderately than creating it involves thoughts, however realizing that concept on another person’s sculpture takes this to an entire new degree.

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Decoy Research (Duck), (element)

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Decoy Research (Duck), (element)

Lasserre’s talent as a carver is unmatched, however it’s his potential to take a look at the mundane and see complexity, to rework an nameless object into an eerily actual “dwelling” factor, and to raise one thing that nobody needed into one thing extraordinarily valuable… all by REMOVING items of it, is thoughts-blowing.

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Memento Skelton, 2014. (re-)carved African drummer determine

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Memento Skelton (element)

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

Memento Skelton (element)

Maskull Lasserre: Re carving Sculpture in main art Category

“Common JOhn” set up at Junior Tasks

Nice artwork modifications the way you see the world perpetually. At the moment is rubbish day in Queens, and on my stroll to espresso this morning I noticed a damaged yard gnome on the sidewalk… and I paused. Because of Lasserre, I’ll by no means see a duck decoy or some other piece of “thrift store” sculpture the identical ever once more. That’s superb.

What: Maskull Lasserre’s “re-sculptures” in “Common JOhn” curated by Jim Lee”The place: Junior Tasks, 139 Norfolk St, New York NYWhen: July 17 – August 22, 2014

All pictures courtesy Junior Tasks, NYC. Element pictures by the writer, David Behringer.

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