Jerry Mischak: Follow the Leak

A gallery view. On the left is <em>Follow the Leak</em> and at the right is <em>Poodle Pleasure.</em>
A gallery view. On the left is Follow the Leak and at the right is Poodle Pleasure.
<em>Follow the Leak</em> (2012), tape, pvc, and straws.
Follow the Leak (2012), tape, pvc, and straws.
<em>Green Path</em> (2012), wood, paper,  and tape.
Green Path (2012), wood, paper, and tape.
A profile of <em>Follow the Leak</em> (2012), tape, pvc, and straws.
A profile of Follow the Leak (2012), tape, pvc, and straws.
<em>Floor Model</em> (2012), wood, tape, vinyl, cassettes, and fabric.
Floor Model (2012), wood, tape, vinyl, cassettes, and fabric.
Detail of <em>Floor Model</em> (2012), wood, tape, vinyl, cassettes, and fabric.
Detail of Floor Model (2012), wood, tape, vinyl, cassettes, and fabric.
<em>East Orange</em> (2012), wood, postcards, and tape.
East Orange (2012), wood, postcards, and tape.
<em>Orange Path</em> (2012), wood, paper, and tape
Orange Path (2012), wood, paper, and tape
<em>House on Franklin Street</em> (2012), wood, paper, tape, plastic, and cat fur.
House on Franklin Street (2012), wood, paper, tape, plastic, and cat fur.
A view of the exhibition in Mistein Gallery. In the foreground, left, is <em>Hollywood Hills</em> (2009), wood, tape, vinyl, dry wall, metal, and plastic.
A view of the exhibition in Mistein Gallery. In the foreground, left, is Hollywood Hills (2009), wood, tape, vinyl, dry wall, metal, and plastic.
The exhibition Follow the Leak on display in AAP's Milstein Gallery.
The exhibition Follow the Leak on display in AAP's Milstein Gallery.
<em>Poodle Pleasure</em> (2012), wood, foam, and shredded paper.
Poodle Pleasure (2012), wood, foam, and shredded paper.
A gallery view. On the left is Follow the Leak and at the right is Poodle Pleasure. Follow the Leak (2012), tape, pvc, and straws. Green Path (2012), wood, paper, and tape. A profile of Follow the Leak (2012), tape, pvc, and straws. Floor Model (2012), wood, tape, vinyl, cassettes, and fabric. Detail of Floor Model (2012), wood, tape, vinyl, cassettes, and fabric. East Orange (2012), wood, postcards, and tape. Orange Path (2012), wood, paper, and tape House on Franklin Street (2012), wood, paper, tape, plastic, and cat fur. A view of the exhibition in Mistein Gallery. In the foreground, left, is Hollywood Hills (2009), wood, tape, vinyl, dry wall, metal, and plastic. The exhibition Follow the Leak on display in AAP's Milstein Gallery. Poodle Pleasure (2012), wood, foam, and shredded paper.

Jerry Mischak's work utilizes humble and accessible material — they are investigations that reference the body and its environment. His drawings to date refer to social interactions and geographical locations. Physically they explore the interaction between form, line, and illusion, while in part the motivation is to develop a dialogue that eventually can be translated into larger works. There is a historical art connection to "Arte Povera" within most of his pieces whether they are installations, sculptures, works on paper, or paintings. This exhibition was curated by Elisabeth Meyer.

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