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Reclining with Sandals Lampstands Stand Out in OCHI Exhibition
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Vincent Pocsik’s “Reclining with Sandals” are made of walnut. COURTESY: OCHI Gallery
   
Friday, June 21, 2024
 

BY KAREN BOSSICK

Imagine a human body with a lampstand for its head.

That’s what you’ll find in Vincent Pocsik’s sculptural lamps currently on view at OCHI Gallery in Ketchum.

Ochi Gallery will hold a reception for its exhibition “Silent Spines,” which also features paintings by Rives Granade, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

 
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River Granade’s work has graced OCHI Gallery before. COURTESY: OCHI Gallery
 

“The spatial experience of this installation is stunning,” said OCHI spokesperson Katie Feldman. “Silent Spines marks Granade’s fifth presentation with the gallery and Pocsik’s first. Through Granade’s inquiry of consciousness and Pocsik’s innovative approach to form, the artists offer a corporeal language of lines, shapes and textures.”

Vincent Pocsik creates unconventional anthropomorphic sculptures that double as freestanding lamps, using both hand carving and machine work. Each sculpture depicts a solitary figure featuring elongated legs, a twisted torso and a lampshade as its head. The illuminated sculptures are serene and introspective, offering a poised exploration of the human form.

Trained as an architect, Pocsik sketches his piece from various angles with pencil and paper. He then translates them into digital form using animation software. He cuts the wooden elements with a CNC router and assembles them using glue. As a final touch, he hand carves and sands each sculpture.

The Los Angeles sculptor’s works have been featured in such publications as Los Angeles Magazine and The New York times.

Granade employs a variety of techniques to document time in his paintings, which serve as repositories for thoughts, reminders, schedules and snippets of biography and bibliography. His techniques include layering and echoing, much like the ancient paintings in the Lascaux Caves and the graffiti etched into the Temple of Poseidon.

Raised in the Deep South, he wasn’t immersed in art and instead thought of following his mother into law. But that changed when he took classes in aesthetics. A trip to the Pompidou Center in Paris sealed the deal, as he realized that reading “terribly boring briefs” was not for him.

Having obtained an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in philosophy from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., he currently lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is represented by OCHI.

The exhibition runs through July 6. OCHI Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 119 Lewis St.

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