Jeremiah Teutsch: Two Heads Are Better Than One
March 1, 2018 7:00 pm - March 1, 2018 10:00 pm
Two Heads Are Better Than One is an exhibition of large-scale sculptures inspired by traditional funeral death masks. A death mask is a wax or plaster cast made of a person’s face following their death, often by taking a cast or impression directly from the corpse. For this exhibition, Teutsch sculpts the heads in clay, makes a mold from the sculpture out of plaster, and casts the heads in paper mache before painting them. “The idea of this show came about after my father passed away. I started drawing enormous Big Giant Heads sinking into the ground, as mountainous monuments of grief. These are scaled-down monuments of grief. They’re similar in form and function to death masks. The day before my father died, he asked me to make a death mask of him. He was cremated before I got to see him. So, now I’m making these big giant heads as recompense for not being able to make his.”
Jeremiah Teutsch was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1982. He graduated with a BFA in painting and drawing from the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, Colorado. He now lives and works in San Antonio. He is involved in many different creative avenues: art, music, illustration, film, invention, curation, and design.
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