08.04.10

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The David B. Smith Gallery is currently hosting AJ Fosik’s exhibition ‘Count Back From Now’. To the unfamiliar, Fosik’s sculptural monsters are crafted out of hand carved and painted pieces of wood and the end result is a kind of contemporary take on the African mask. The neon ‘monster’ like masks and creatures are even more striking and imposing in person and you really have to stand in front of one and move around it to appreciate the craftsmanship Fosik employs when building them.

I took over a studio at the now closed Andenken Gallery a few years back that Fosik had been using before me here in Denver. He left a big collection of boob boxes and a little eye or two from some of his sculptures. Consequently, I have about 6 boom boxes in my garage and the eye now sits on my desk in my studio. I’ve always like his work.

The exhibition is on until August 14th in Denver.

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202, United States
303-893-4234

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07.03.09


Sculptor AJ Fosik is currently exhibiting at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco until July 10th. His psychedelic sculptures are really unusual and constructed sometimes from found objects and wood tiles. He had a studio here in Denver briefly at the Andenken gallery that I took over for a short time after he moved to Philadelphia. He left behind a bunch of really cool old boom boxes and some choice tapes that I ended up taking with me when I left the studio. I still have the boom boxes in my office at Cactus.

If you can make it to White Walls, stop by to check out his work. It isn’t really like much of anything else that is out in the so-called ‘lowbrow’ art scend and definitely leaves an impression on the viewer.

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