Brian Jungen, ‘Fore Revolver Reverse’, 2011, Casey Kaplan
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Brian Jungen

Fore Revolver Reverse, 2011

Side Shell Rocker, American elk hide, tarred twine, steel, granite
62 1/2 × 23 1/2 × 29 3/4 in
158.8 × 59.7 × 75.6 cm
Location
New York
About the work
Brian Jungen
Canadian, b. 1970
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Best known for depicting traditional First Nation objects—like totems and masks—using ordinary objects such as golf bags and Nike Air Jordan sneakers, Brian Jungen fuses his interest in contemporary issues like consumerism with his Dane-zaa heritage. For a 2011 exhibition, Jungen continued this juxtaposition of organic and industrial, ritualistic, and fetishized, transforming mid-century chairs into traditional drums by binding them in communally stitched elk hides (as seen in his 2011 work Fore Revolver Reverse). Other works include a life-sized igloo made with trash bins, full-size whale skeletons made from white plastic furniture, and an aboriginal-style blanket stitched out of professional sports jerseys.

Brian Jungen, ‘Fore Revolver Reverse’, 2011, Casey Kaplan
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About the work
Brian Jungen
Canadian, b. 1970
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Best known for depicting traditional First Nation objects—like totems and masks—using ordinary objects such as golf bags and Nike Air Jordan sneakers, Brian Jungen fuses his interest in contemporary issues like consumerism with his Dane-zaa heritage. For a 2011 exhibition, Jungen continued this juxtaposition of organic and industrial, ritualistic, and fetishized, transforming mid-century chairs into traditional drums by binding them in communally stitched elk hides (as seen in his 2011 work Fore Revolver Reverse). Other works include a life-sized igloo made with trash bins, full-size whale skeletons made from white plastic furniture, and an aboriginal-style blanket stitched out of professional sports jerseys.

Brian Jungen

Fore Revolver Reverse, 2011

Side Shell Rocker, American elk hide, tarred twine, steel, granite
62 1/2 × 23 1/2 × 29 3/4 in
158.8 × 59.7 × 75.6 cm
Location
New York
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