Brian Jungen, ‘Understand the Light in All Directions’, 2018, Sculpture, Nike Air Jordans, Casey Kaplan
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Brian Jungen

Understand the Light in All Directions, 2018

Nike Air Jordans
27 × 28 × 30 in
68.6 × 71.1 × 76.2 cm
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Casey Kaplan
New York

Brian Jungen’s (b. 1970, Fort St. John, Canada) works often begin as highly-recognizable …

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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.

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Brian Jungen’s (b. 1970, Fort St. John, Canada) works often begin as highly-recognizable commodities associated with capitalism and Western culture, such as professional sports paraphernalia, mass-produced domestic commodities, and expensive leather goods. Chosen because of their color, material, intended use, and …

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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

Understand the Light in All Directions, 2018

Nike Air Jordans
27 × 28 × 30 in
68.6 × 71.1 × 76.2 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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