Early Look at Alex Gross' 'Discrepancies' SoloJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 01 Sep 2010
Alex Gross’ highly anticipated solo show and coinciding book, Discrepancies, will take Jonathan LeVine Gallery into new realms next week when it opens September 11, but if you’re anxious to snag an early look at this master’s highly involved figurative oil paintings, we got you covered. Take an exclusive sneak peek at Gross’ latest.
This Los Angeles-based artist’s unusual hybrids—for all their nostalgic quality and dreamlike mystery—powerfully convey universal themes such as love, despair, globalization, consumerism, communication, or a lack thereof. The artist’s skepticism about corporate-dictated mass culture and the impact of media on our visual environment are unifying themes throughout the series of work in this exhibition.
To complement the larger series of new paintings, several smaller pieces on panel and paper parody the visual vernacular of our generation—magazine ads, billboards, and television commercials. References to brands such as Apple, British Petroleum, Marlboro, and Coca-Cola add a timeliness to the otherwise timeless aesthetic of Gross’ work.
Dark Side, oil on canvas
Signals, oil on canvas
Premonition, oil on canvas
Sept 11—Oct 9, 2010
Saturday, Sept 11, 7—9pm
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
More on the artist at www.alexgross.com