Art: Out of Violence, Victory

To the tune of a commercial for a noted detergent, Jack Zajac of Claremont. Calif., lightheartedly identifies himself as "Zajac the foaming sculptor," but behind the punning and affability of the man is an artistry that is anything but froth. At 33, Sculptor-Painter Zajac has already produced a body of work as profound as that of almost any other American of his age.

In his new exhibition at Los Angeles' Felix Landau Gallery, he shows battered rams' heads, writhing rams' horns, trussed-up goats, a series of pieces depicting the deposition from the cross. Visually, the sculptures are violent and brutal, but the...

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