Sharon Butler blogs about the exhibition Clint Jukkala: Cosmic Trigger at BravinLee Programs, New York, on view through June 7, 2014.
Butler writes that in his new work, Jukkala "[fuses] architecture, landscape, portraiture, and still life into one alien but still anthropomorphic form. In Jukkala's sharp imagination, the low-tech pay-per-view binoculars bolted onto railings at scenic overlooks become googly-eyed figures that seem to be staring at us--inviting us to look not at the landscape behind, but at the painted objects themselves. Thus, the lenses provided to help us see the world in greater detail are now both assessing us and circumscribing our field of vision."
[Video] Zachary Keeting and Christopher Joy talk with painter Clint Jukkala at his exhibition of new paintings Even If and Especially When on view at Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut through October 7, 2011.
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