James Ciosek (Houston)
"Constructed Chaos" (Sculpture Garden)
December 3, 2011
Most people do not think of shotguns, rifles, pistols, and paint balls as the tools of a visual artist, but for Houston sculptor James Ciosek they are his first step. He shoots guns at sheets of corrugated tin and fiberglass scrounged from Hurricane Ike debris. Then he constructs the blasted material into twelve foot tall cylinders, and lights them from inside with fluorescent bulbs covered by lenses. The end results are nine large-scale shadow boxes, with colored light beaming out of randomly created chaotic patterns of holes.