Las Vegas-based artist Aaron Cowan has a knack for exposing sincere and powerful implications from his poetic found-object sculptures. Working with themes of masculinity and patriarchy, Cowan pairs violence with tenderness, the rugged with the soft, rendering traditionally tough materials into gestures of vulnerability that offer not only understanding, but also question spheres of culture that promote toxic hierarchies among men.
Purchased by Spiegelworld for Superfrico’s Artery collection.
Child’s baseball mitt, wood, artificial turf, artificial flowers, spray paint
This piece was about the posture of the person and how it connected to a natural element like green leaves.I elongated the neck to give the figure a bird-like quality and softness. I enjoy letting the watercolor bleed and move on its own and then I go back in to add structure. Shereene Fogenay was born […]
A “holy” portrait of being a modern day artist and performer in Las Vegas. Over the course of the nearly 11 minute video loop, Heidi transforms in and out of being Elvis from inside a neon shrine. The sculpture is about identity, performance, transformation and the labor that goes into being an artist.