A site-specific installation by one of Los Angeles’s most iconic artists. Painter, musician and multimedia artist Jon Pylypchuk transforms the Mullin Gallery with an animated forest filled with tender ghostly presence.
Featuring new bronzes and paintings, this exhibition debuts the artist’s songwriting and is envisioned as a tribute to important people in his life, including his wife and his late best friend Tony Fernandez. Jon Pylypchuk: I’ve Got Love for You presents talking ghosts and other friendly, surreal creatures who guide gallery visitors through an otherworldly landscape. Pylypchuk’s original songs will be presented throughout the exhibition, which stands as a testament to the emotional complexity of his career-long exploration of selfhood, community, and estrangement.
Born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1972, Pylypchuk is a founding member of the Royal Art Lodge, a group of Winnipeg-based artists who used humor, text and a DIY sensibility to question the tenets of modern and contemporary art. Following studies at Yale University Summer School of Music and Art, he earned his BFA with honors at the University of Manitoba, and went on to complete his MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles. Pylypchuk was a key figure in the burgeoning LA Chinatown art scene. Alongside artists and writers like ArtCenter alumni Amy Yao and Giovanni Intra, Pylypchuk was a founder of the legendary China Art Objects gallery on Chung King Road in 1999.
Pylypchuk has exhibited internationally and is included in numerous prestigious public collections around the world. He mounted critically lauded survey shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2006), the Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston (2009) and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2010). In 2015, Pylypchuk’s KIϟϟ cover band KIϟK performed at the Hammer Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles.
Jon Pylypchuk: I’ve Got Love for You is accompanied by a publication with a new essay by Chris Kraus, ArtCenter’s writer in residence.
The exhibition is made possible in part through support from Petzel Gallery and Nino Mier Gallery.
Wednesday to Saturday, 12 pm - 5 pm.
Please note: ArtCenter requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted when eligible. Visitors are also required to wear a medical-grade mask on campus regardless of vaccination status.
Described by Jon Pylypchuk as “scrappy, ghost cowboy campfire music,” the artist and his band of friends will perform six songs composed for this exhibition including the eponymously titled “I’ve Got Love for You.”
Location: Mullin Gallery
Join the artist as he takes us through the development of his work and the story behind his show I’ve Got Love for You. Exhibition walk through to follow at Mullin Gallery.
Location: 1111 S. Arroyo Parkway, 4th floor.
Come celebrate the closing of the show with us and hear Jon’s songs one last time.
Location: Mullin Gallery