Allan Stone Projects

James Grashow: Corrugated Fountain at the Taubman

James Grashow: Corrugated Fountain at the Taubman

Friday, June 11, 2010Sunday, September 5, 2010

New York, NY USA

Grashow creates works in a variety of media that address the themes of man, nature and mortality. The scale of his work ranges from large environmental installations, through which the viewer traverses, to the delicate and contained world of his houseplants, where tiny fabricated homes and buildings replace flowers and buds in intricately constructed bouquets. For the past three years, Grashow has been working on his most ambitious work to date; a Corrugated Fountain - an epic work reminiscent of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, complete with Poseidon, nymphs, rocks, waves, and an assortment of sea creatures. The idea of a cardboard fountain is an impossibility, an oxymoron that speaks to the human dilemma. Grashow has made something heroic in its concept and execution with full awareness of its poetic absurdity.

In recent years, Grashow has shown his Great Monkey Project at the De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA and the San Jose Museum of Art; The Great Sea Serpent at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, and The Gulliver Project at Seacrest Gallery at High Point University. He is currently getting ready for his show at Allan Stone Gallery in NYC in the Spring. Also a well-known woodcut artist, Grashow’s prints have appeared regularly in The New York Times and in virtually every well know periodical and publication throughout the country. Grashow received his M.F.A and his B.F.A from Pratt University.