Vincent Pocsik: Bodies Chant Electric
Jessica Silverman is pleased to announce Vincent Pocsik: Bodies Chant Electric, the gallery’s first presentation in the 1932 home of gallery founder Jessica Silverman and writer Sarah Thornton. Their hacienda in the hills was built with an arcade space that the architect labeled “the gallery” on the original plans.
Vincent Pocsik is a Los Angeles-based artist, best known for his witty work in carved wood. For “Bodies Chant Electric,” he has created six new anthropomorphic sculptures that are also fully functional free-standing lamps. Each work is a solo figure with long legs, a convoluted torso, and a lampshade for a head. Beautifully crafted and puzzlingly surreal, the illuminating sculptures are thinkers, charged with intellectual and emotional energy. They are also calm, composed interrogations of the body. They evoke relaxation after a hard day’s work and the feeling of being at home.