Questions about the artwork, purchasing, or shipping?

Confessional for a Priest

Mikey Mosher

  • Laser-engraved plywood, phones, velvet, glass, acrylic paint
  • 2024
  • 50" x 14" x 21"
  • Steward
    Original Artist

'Confessional for a Priest' explores the aesthetic and conceptual intersection of the confessional booth and the prison visitation window. It invites contemplation on the religious undertones of the American carceral system, the fear associated with confession, as well as the legal ramifications of the abuse scandals within the Catholic Church.

- Mikey Mosher

$2,500

Please login to purchase.

Mikey Mosher

Mikey Mosher

Born in Falmouth, MA; based in Chicago, IL

A collector of knickknacks and magazine clippings, Mikey Mosher makes mixed-media collages and wall sculptures that display American contradictions and detachments. Raised in coastal Massachusetts, Mosher took note of the faith-based historical events that occurred in and shaped New England—inspiring him to pursue comparative religious studies before continuing his advanced training in art. His practice exposes the tangles of religion, capitalism, and systems of power while tendering cathartic avenues for play and physicality.

Mosher stockpiles source material ranging from pieces of sea glass, feathers, plastic pigs, shells, fake hands, and dominos to pictures of fingerprints, houses on fire, bird fountains, dice, pennies, and the earth. He arranges such imagery and items either within hand-cut collages in constructed frames or wood armatures that he sands, lasercuts, and paints. Crafting each highly detailed work is laborious. In both his process and output, Mosher prioritizes touch as a means of alleviating societal alienation and digital disembodiment.

Mosher’s wall works recall relics and altarpieces on the one hand, and cabinets of curiosities and childhood toys on the other. Each art object holds the viewer’s attention and provokes a visceral, emotional response. With his oeuvre, Mosher addresses the “pervasive loss of tactility in American culture” while probing the discrepancies and consistencies between spirituality, indoctrination, idolatry, and consumerism.

View Artist Profile

Questions about the artwork, purchasing, or shipping?

More from Mikey Mosher

LOADING

New Arrivals

LOADING