Artist Kris Kuksi's baroque-inspired assemblages are a lesson in storytelling. Whether depicting love scenes, animals, humanity, or otherwise, the narrative is prominent and prioritized. It's no coincidence  that he has two shows at once — one at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York and another at Mark Moore Gallery in LA — happening through August 25, 2012. In his own words:

"Kris Kuksi garners recognition and acclaim for the intricate sculptures that result from his unique and meticulous technique. A process that requires countless hours to assemble, collect, manipulate, cut, and re-shape thousands of individual parts, finally uniting them into an orchestral-like seamless cohesion that defines the historical rise and fall of civilization and envisions the possible future(s) of humanity."