Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
February 2 – 24, 2007
Opening Friday, February 2nd, 6-9pm
(with musical performance by Sword and Sandals)
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present an exhibition of new painting and sculpture by Canadian-based artist Jon Pylypchuk.
Pylypchuk's world is populated by hapless figures, often accompanied by text that juxtaposes pathetic imagery with sharp wit. His signature media consist of crude cast-offs such as scrap wood and pieces of fabric (velvet, t-shirts, socks and fake fur) along with craft materials like glitter and an abundant amount of wood glue. This show will feature a large-scale painting, mixed-media works and sculptural installations that present a tableau of dysfunctional creatures addressing tragic and disarming aspects of life, all the while maintaining a wry humor.
Pylypchuk was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. He received a BFA from the University of Manitoba, an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles and attended the Yale University Summer School of Music and Art in New Haven, CT. While at Manitoba, he and several other artists formed the now infamous collaborative Royal Art Lodge. Pylypchuk's work has been shown internationally in exhibitions such as USA Today, Royal Academy of Arts, London; Meditations in an Emergency, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit; Curve Series: Jon Pylypchuk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland; The Royal Art Lodge: Ask the Dust, The Drawing Center, New York which traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and other international venues.