Linocut with hand painted details on toned paper (unique)
30 x 22 in
Jason Bailer Losh’s work is a poignant analysis of the contemporary conditions of class in the United States, consumed with the promises of elite metropolitan culture as well as with its disappointments. He inherits respect for craft and soundness of fabrication from his parents, who are both involved in the carpentry and construction industry. And many of his materials were given to him by his sculptor father-in-law, who over his lifetime has amassed a sizeable collection of wooden artifacts and curios, many crafted or modified by himself.
Originally from Iowa, Losh lives and works in Northwest Connecticut. Through artworks in diverse media, he addresses the present by negotiating with the past. In the assemblage sculptures for which he is best known, he recycles parts of wooden furniture and homewares, mass-produced domestic tchotchkes and other carvings to create hybrid totems that both honor and critique mid-century European and North American modernist sculpture.