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.