In Afterwards, Anthony Cervino presents a series of recent works, created with both found and sculpted materials, that are displayed as imagined relics. Cervino’s sculptures do not just depict banal detritus, but instead invite viewers to consider how otherwise commonplace objects can carry both sentimental and cultural meaning. The carefully composed sculptures are set in attentively crafted, glass-fronted, brightly colored wooden boxes that allude to rituals, rites of passage, and totemic beliefs. Read more about this work and the artist.
by Anthony Cervino
cast bronze, found book, pink leather, brass, paint, oak, plywood, linen, glass.
cast bronze, steel, found wooden tool handle, aluminum, paint, oak, plywood, linen, glass.
found decorative plate, walnut, plywood, paint, linen, glass.
steel, paint, ink, found signage, green push pin, oak, plywood, linen, glass.
found photo, found barnacle encrusted stick, horse tooth, paint, poplar, plywood, linen, glass. $500
decorative plate knapped into a double-headed axe, assorted tokens, plastic, rubber, lead fishing weight, daughter’s hair, wire, brass, dice carved from an avocado pit, curly maple, plywood, paint, linen, glass
RELIC (FROM MEMORY)
cast bronze, paint, daughter’s hair,
hair band, walnut, plywood, linen, glass.