Shark Tooth (Mauled), 2015, bronze, 4 x 3 x 1/2 in. Edition of 60.
All proceeds support the mission of Cannonball.
Artist Jim Drain has created the limited-edition sculpture, Shark Tooth (Mauled), to support the mission and artist-centered programs of Cannonball.
A long-time fan of the organization and a part-time resident of Miami, Jim captures the histories and mythologies of the sea with this bronze shark tooth. Cast from a real, and frighteningly large, shark tooth, each piece bears the impression of the artist's teeth--Jim literally bit each mold--rendering each piece in the edition unique. Continuing his playful investigation of materials, Jim's Shark Tooth (Mauled) cleverly blends personal childhood fantasies with universal fascinations and fears of the unknown that lurks just below the surface.
Jim Drain was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975 and attended the Rhode Island School of Design (1994-1998 BFA, Sculpture). Drain has had solo exhibitions at the University of Florida; Locust Projects, Miami; and the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin. Drain has participated in group exhibitions at MOCA, LA; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Serpentine Galery, London; Depart Foundation, Rome; and the 7th Bienniale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon. His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Perez Art Museum Miami; Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Drain was one of two recepients of the 2005 Baloise Prize and recently was recognized with artist Bhakti Baxter for creating “best public art projects in the nation” by Americans for the Arts. Drain is represented by Greene Naftali Gallery, New York and Various Small Fires in Los Angeles.