Brian Jungen – Strange Comfort

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC is hosting an exhibition of captivating sculptural works by Brian Jungen. The museum put together an excellent site for the show and is offering a signed book in limited quantities through the online store.

Brian Jungen - Carapace -  2009
Brian Jungen, Carapace, industrial waste bins, 2009.

Brian Jungen metamorphoses common items into chimerical sculptures that despite their chilling presence impress the viewer with a peculiar sense of the familiar. The soulless products that he manipulates, garbage cans, lawn chairs and sporting goods, serve as a reminder that everything living and inert can be regressed to the same essence.

Brian Jungen - The Prince -  2006
Brian Jungen, The Prince, baseball mitts and dress form, 2006.

The upcycled components that converge into these new forms represent a venture that elicits a sense time travel. The works strike an equilibrium of past present and future. The items that we use today have been repurposed through traditional craft to birth objects as they might exist in a post industrial society.

Brian Jungen - Prototype for New Understanding #23 -  2005
Brian Jungen, Prototype for New Understanding #23, Nike Air Jordans, 2005.

Brian Jungen
Strange Comfort
16 October 2009 – 8 August 2010
National Museum of the American Indian
Washington, DC

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