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Jon Pylypchuk, formerly a founding member of Manitoba's The Royal Art Lodge cooperative (1996-2008), is known for his sculptures of puppet-like creatures crafted from old clothes, stuffed toys, wood, and other refuse, sometimes given diorama-like installations that resemble miniature shantytowns. His mixed-media collages and works on paper display a similarly scavenged, folkloric aesthetic. Stand-ins for the dark side of the human condition (including violence, war, illness, sexual perversity, and incidental catastrophes like car crashes), his underdog figures are nonetheless presented with humor and optimism.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Jon Pylypchuk, I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again, May 15 - June 19, 2021NINO MIER GALLERY
2020
Waiting for the Next NirvanaPetzel Gallery
2017
Concrete IslandVENUS
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Nowadays my nights are poker, booze, and crying, 2010/2015

Painted bronze, light bulbs, rag on painted pedestal
31 × 23 × 21 in
78.7 × 58.4 × 53.3 cm
$45,000
Location
New York
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Jon Pylypchuk, formerly a founding member of Manitoba's The Royal Art Lodge cooperative (1996-2008), is known for his sculptures of puppet-like creatures crafted from old clothes, stuffed toys, wood, and other refuse, sometimes given diorama-like installations that resemble miniature shantytowns. His mixed-media collages and works on paper display a similarly scavenged, folkloric aesthetic. Stand-ins for the dark side of the human condition (including violence, war, illness, sexual perversity, and incidental catastrophes like car crashes), his underdog figures are nonetheless presented with humor and optimism.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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