Fire, Rock, Food, Fuck

Brion Nuda Rosch

4.5.2012 - 12.5.2012

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Opening: Friday, May 4, 5-8 pm

Four primal elements of our time
Fire
Rock
Food
Fuck
We neither need nor desire anything else

“Within my process based works every action is considered. If arranging a lunch is an artwork, eating it is performance, the stems, crusts and seeds are the ephemera and evidence that the event took place. Whether making a collage, arranging materials or collaborating with others, the immediate task and material at hand claim the most importance. Projects are initiated with different levels of authorship and function on various platforms of display.”
– Brion Nuda Rosch

Toves Galleri presents a FedEX show, a soloexhibition sent from San Fransisco in a small FedEX box, unpacked, assembled and installed to a degree that might make it hard to distinguish between (original) intentions and the final forms of presentation.

Exotically curated by Honza Hoeck.

Based in San Francisco, Rosch is originally from Chicago. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including It’s Not Me, It’s You and IEG at the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, Trace Elements at the San Francisco Arts Commission, Grounded at Southern Exposure, and in 2011, Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Material Deposits at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Rosch is represented by Eli Ridgway Gallery in San Francisco and DCKT in New York.

Full documentation

 

installation view

installation view

Loin Sculpture – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage
Arms Above Modern – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage

Rack Assembled Unassembled – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage
Thigh Sculpture – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage

installation view

Another Sculpture with Apples Not About Adam & Eve – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Ceramic, plastic, clay, apples, plastic container, wood
Portrait of the Artist as Hero – Detail

Portrait of the Artist as Hero – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Clay, iron and wood

The Artist as Builder – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Ceramic, hammer and wood

The Artist as Builder – Detail

installation view

Being B. Wurtz – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Plastic bag, packing peanuts, wood and clay

Being B. Wurtz – Detail

installation view

Form on Form on Form – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage
New Bust – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage

Head – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage
Bust of a Woman on Stand – 2012 – Variable dimensions – Collage

Curators notes

Curators notes

Curators notes