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Homo Mensura

May 30 – May 30 Ascaso Gallery

Wynwood Arts District
2441 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, Fl. 33127

James Mathison

Homo Mensura

Ascaso Gallery presents James Mathison’s “Homo Mensura,” an exhibition proposing an excursion through some of his most significant work, fashioned during the years 1992 to 2012. It was Protagoras who stated that “man is the measure of all things”, and Mathison’s sculptures would appear to again take up this formula almost verbatim, maintaining an ambiguous position somewhere between man as a unique creature and man in the collective sense. His characters have a certain physiognomic affinity, as if they were the same subject in different emotional situations (meditation, introspection, melancholy, etc.). However, many of their facial features (eyes, mouths, and noses) offer a synthesis of diverse ethnic attributes, highlighting thick lips and subtly stylized eye sockets in the series of facts and figures alluding Asian culture.

Artworks

available in this exhibition

Mano VIII
2010

Rostro Cuadrícula
2008

Hombre Asiático
2005

Hombre Envuelto
2000

La Otra Mejilla Grande
1997

Consummatum Est
1997

Alado
1994

Cabeza Grande Huecos
2011

Personaje 1:1
2011

Hombre Huecos
2012

Rostro Grande II
2008

Mano VII
2010

Personaje Cuadrícula
2009

Cabeza Trama
2011

Mano Grande
2006

Puño
2009

Hombre Texto II
2006

Cabeza Poema I
2006

Inmigrante III
2008

Torso Levitante Grande
1999

Ocaso III
1999