Jonathan LeVine recently traveled down to Mexico for one of the most unique studio visits he's ever had, with Cancun-based sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, whose debut solo exhibition runs from June 30—July 28, 2012.
Taylor casts cement into full-scale figures and objects before submerging them under water.
After a tour of the studio, the artist took Jonathan on a snorkeling and scuba diving excursion to see a few of his underwater installations.
Taylor infuses his sculptures with specialized pH neutral materials to encourage the formation of artificial reefs. The installations have a conservational aspect, drawing tourists away from natural reef formations, helping to replenish this endangered natural resource.
Human Nature opens on Saturday, June 30th, from 7—9pm at Jonathan LeVine Gallery.
Jason deCaires Taylor studio visit
June 20, 2012 -