April 16, 2010

Jungen wins Iskowitz Prize

2010 Iskowitz Prize for visual art goes to B.C.'s Brian JungenB.C. artist Brian Jungen, who creates aboriginal-themed sculptures from everyday objects including lawn chairs and golf bags, has won this year's $25,000 Gershon Iskowitz Prize.

The 39-year-old will receive the award, established 20 years ago by the late by Canadian painter Gershon Iskowitz, at a public reception on May 6.

Jungen, who born in Fort St. John, B.C., has exhibited his works around Canada and internationally.

His pieces include a life-sized igloo made with trash bins, an aboriginal-style blanket stitched out of professional sports jerseys, and native-looking masks crafted from Nike Air Jordans sneakers.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Pix of My 2009 Washington DC Trip and Review of Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort.

Below:  Carapace at the NMAI.

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