Jason Fosco "il deserto rosso #"
Jason Fosco "il deserto rosso #"2, 2011 C- Print 30 x 44”
JASON FOSCO | il deserto rosso
January 28 through February 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 28, 2-5pm
The Paul Kuhn Gallery is pleased to present recent photographs by American born artist, Jason Fosco. Influenced by Ed Ruscha’s early photo series, notably, twenty-six gasoline stations and images of Sunset Strip, Fosco is inspired by the idea of a repetitive theme recurring in multiple images.
Fosco’s previous work focused on women, randomly shot on the streets of New York, one a day for a year. While each photograph can be viewed separately, the compilation of images gains strength as a totality reflecting the full spectrum of beauty captured in different ages, ethnicity and style.
Similarly, in his new work, Fosco focuses on images of a plastic red pipe used in construction sites/zones to protect electrical wiring. Shot with a point and click t4 Yashica camera, the artist was initially attracted to the pipe as an eyesore – the anonymous and bland element of a red pipe as a graphic element that dissects, punctuates, and meanders through urban and rural environments. As in Ruscha’s gas stations, Fosco’s revisiting of this central motif bestows a significance and dignity to his photographs beyond the image of banal street piping.
The artist will be present at the opening reception.