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The Deitch Projects


Jon Kessler‘s mixed media sculpture installation may cause an uproar of emotion within its viewer. The exhibit itself, including the media sculpture, paintings and photographs, has a varying assortment of artistic elements. The focus of the exhibit seems to be placed on the larger media sculpture installation. The sculpture is spacious and invasive. It incorporates different constructive materials such as metal, wood, glass, and plastic; it is also electrically powered. It features a series of soldier-like ‘ken’ dolls which rotate upon smaller technical devises. The dolls are super imposed and overlapping in height but stand approximately three feet away from each other.

Taking a closer look at this installation the viewer notices the troubling and fascinating details in each element of the piece; each doll has his own personality or role. [click to continue….]