Out of broken toys, mechanical parts and other detritus, artist Kris Kukis builds intriciately macabre sculptures requiring a studied look. A “scavenger of pop-cultural castoffs,” the Kansas-based artist opens an exhibition of these assemblages, which include St. Anthony, patron of lost causes, darkly pondering a small soldier in one hand and a spiked bat in the other. “Beast Anthology” opens November 21st at Joshua Liner Gallery.

“Beast Anthology,” November 21 – December 19, Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 West 28th, 3rd Floor