A Blaffer Gallery Interview with Jon Pylypchuk

The Blaffer Gallery gives us an interview with artist Jon Pylypchuk. Jon’s work is on view at the Gallery September 11 – November 14, 2009.

From the Blaffer site:

“Pylypchuk’s exhibition includes sculptures, paintings, and drawings that draw upon the animal world to explore the frailty of human existence and social relationships.”

Gallery Director and exhibition curator Claudia Schmuckli explains Jon’s work:

“Endowed with human attributes, yet endearing in their furry cuteness, Pylypchuk’s animals inspire empathy. Their experiences and struggles speak to the pathetic banality, stubborn determination and relentless optimism that define many of our paths through life, that unfolding tragicomedy of epic proportion.’”