on view September 3-October 16, 2010
In this solo exhibition, Mark Baugh-Sasaki presents sculptural works integrating video and photography that combine the organic with the industrial, the technological with the artistic. From a minimalist Tree made out of photographs on stacked glass to scientifically aligned studies like Phototropic Response, where a vine of metal and wood seems to achieve life through the light of a glowing monitor, the works in this exhibition will transform Krowswork into an industrial forest, whose elements help the viewer navigate and find peace with the juxtaposition of the natural and the man-made that is the reality of our environment today. Part Nam June Paik, part Andy Goldsworthy, Baugh-Sasaki demonstrates a nuanced and integrated relationship to the constructed landscapes of our time.
Mark Baugh-Sasaki attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he studied photography and sculpture. He has exhibited his work at numerous locations throughout the US and abroad, including the Islip Art Museum, New York; Geumgang International Art Center, Chungcheongnam-do, Korea; and the Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco. His public art sculpture Adaptations was commissioned and installed at Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley, San Francisco, from July 2009 through January 2010. This summer Baugh-Sasaki participated in an artist’s residency in St. Flour, France, where he was invited to create a site-specific outdoor sculpture for the town.