Aj Fosik, Against the Infinite

Portland, Oregon-based artist AJ Fosik will present his third solo exhibition at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
 
Against the Infinite includes three-dimensional wall-mounted works and freestanding sculptures as well as a large installation. The installation features 30 individual animal heads on diamond-shaped panels which, when arranged together, form an impressive 30-sided geometric shape known as a rhombic triacontahedron (a convex polyhedron with 30 rhombic faces).




















 

In this exhibition, Fosik explores the idea that humanity faces an inherent struggle between its dualistic nature—a physical self and a symbolic self. Works in the show are greatly inspired by The Denial of Death, a 1973 Pulitzer Prize-winning work of psychology and philosophy by Ernest Becker. The book describes human civilization as an elaborate defense mechanism against the knowledge of our own mortality, which in turn acts as the emotional and intellectual response to our basic survival instinct.











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