The first exhibition of Varujan Boghosian’s constructions at the Joan T. Washburn Gallery will open on September 9th and continue through October 23rd. Boghosian has shown his sculptures, boxes and collages widely since 1950 including twelve exhibitions at the Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery throughout the 1970s and the 1980s.
Varujan Boghosian was described by critic John Russell as a “master of the low relief construction.” Beyond this Boghosian also has a subtle somewhat dark imagination which forces the viewer to puzzle the meaning of the artist’s frequently encased objects, mannequins and assemblages. A strange sense of fantasy and games of the mind have always run through the work of Boghosian, whatever their scale or period in his development.
There will be nine mixed media constructions and seven “still-life constructions” in the exhibition all completed in the past two years.