Discrepancies: New Book by Alex GrossJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 18 Aug 2010
An exciting new book, Discrepancies, published by Gingko Press is titled after—and released in conjunction with—the upcoming solo exhibition of new works by Los Angeles-based painter, Alex Gross.
Discrepancies catalogs Gross' groundbreaking artwork over the last four years, including several pieces from his new exhibition this September at Jonathan Levine Gallery.
Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the opening reception from 7—9pm on Saturday, September 11th, 2010.
For more info on the show, please go here.
Frederick Douglass, a Centaur, serpents, Christ, and an assortment of mythical beasts are just some of the characters that appear within the world of Alex Gross’s lush, incongruous paintings in Discrepancies. Historical figures coexist with fashionable men and women, often on their cell phones, and frequently set in landscapes that simultaneously invoke both Gothic Flemish Art and the metropolitan, billboard-infested urban advertising that we find inescapable in our world today.
Gross’s highly involved, figurative oil paintings defy categorization: his unusual hybrids, for all their dreamlike mystery, powerfully convey universal themes such as Love and Despair, Globalization and Consumerism, Communication and the lack of it. This slim, oversized edition catalogs the best of his groundbreaking work over the last four years, including several pieces from his Autumn 2010 exhibition at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York.
84 Pages | Hardcover | 9” x 12” | 50 Illustrations | ISBN: 978-1-58423-426-5 | $29.95
“Alex continues to amaze by pushing the boundaries of narrative American figure painting.” — Clayton Brothers
“As if in an atom smasher, memories and desires collide in Alex’s work, revealing historical fantasies of unusual and breathtaking beauty.” — James Jean