Monday, April 11, 2011
Kris Kuksi's intricate sculptures tell Rococo tales of the rise and fall of industrial civilization. Requiring countless hours, Kuksi's sculptures are made by a meticulous process of collection, assemblage, manipulation and unification. The resulting works are a form of three dimensional collage that reference deities, religion, morality, mortality and warfare. Kuksi successfully merges the sumptuous echo of the past with a satirical and critical commentary of our modern world.
To celebrate the release of his new book, "Divination and Delusion", Narwhal Art Projects will be hosting a book signing on Wednesday May 4. A short-run exhibition of sculptures and flat works will follow through May 8.
Divination and Delusion, a 144 page full-colour plate edition published by beinArt Publishing, presents sculptures and drawings from the past five years of Kuksi's output.
Divination and Delusion
Narwhal Art Projects
680 Queen Street West, Toronto
May 4 - 8, 2011
Book signing: May 4, 2011, 6-9pm