Upon the pedestals rest pot metal, a croquet ball, a bowl, copper tubing, a gourd and some shrink-wrap. The wall works are made of Ultracal and ringed with rubber hose, a jump rope and plastic. The pedestals are built of pine, birch, maple; some finished with altered wallpaper patterns, shellac and acrylic paint.
“Jason, you might consider combining the sections of the thin floor lamps to make one of two endless columns.”
The objects upon each pedestal are found in thrift and second-hand stores. The motley collection is bought by the artist’s father-in-law and boxed and sent to Losh. He uses these items and constructs them into particular compositions, sequences and arrangements.
“You should consider that sculpture is elusive. It presents too many faces at once.”
The surface of each component is carved with a distinct history. Cracks, dents and paint abrasions that have accrued over decades distinguish their weathered surfaces. The wall sculptures are laced with ropes and etched with lines that record the artist’s hand.
“Consider that presentness is grace.”
The pedestals are either laid bare or laid with William Morris wallpaper patterns. They are essential objects that contain the elegant, gestural movement of each piece through consummating their raw presence.
“Jason, simplicity is complexity resolved.”
Jason Bailer Losh’s works are composed of everyday materials repurposed into wholly new objects. They feel visible and familiar, yet relate outside of their tactility and functionality. Through the artist’s hand, common, commercial and domestic objects are exposed of their sculptural, formal and physical dimensions.
“Well, good for plow Louise.”
Anat Ebgi is pleased to announce Plow Louise, the gallery’s first solo exhibition with Los Angeles based sculptor Jason Bailer Losh. The exhibition opens February 27th and is on view until April 4th. An opening reception will be held Friday, February 27th from 7-9PM.
Jason Bailer Losh (b. 1977, Iowa) received his MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York. Losh’s work has been recently exhibited at several public and private institutions including The Museum of Love and Devotion, at Fairview Museum of Art and History in Fairview, Utah; the Gala at Greystone for LAXART, Los Angeles; and Rockaway!, an exhibition organized by Klaus Biesenbach at PS1/Rockaway Surf Club, NY. Losh has also participated in Soft Target, a group exhibition curated by Phil Chang and Matthew Porter at M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; and Building Materials, a group show curated by Lucas Blalock at Control Room, Los Angeles; and a group exhibition at CANADA, NY. He lives and works in Los Angeles.