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Utilizing the artificial horizon of the exhibition space where wall meets floor, I reconstruct site-specific landscapes consisting of sculpture, digital photography, sound, fluorescent lights, carpeting, and other synthetic materials. Manufactured objects function as proxies for nature, creating psychic environments that acknowledge the history of landscape painting while simultaneously revealing its practical, internal structure.
Sculptural objects function as props that can be continually rearranged to suggest multiple narratives and distinct installations. Each sculpture is completed by the architecture of the gallery and the visitor, who invests the open space with imagined elements such as land, sky, and water.
Powder coats, sprayed chrome and auto paint enamels mask traditional materials such as steel and bronze to create works that confound a simple understanding of material. A bronze figure looks crafted from porcelain or a branch may appear to be the original, contradicting expectations of mass and volume. Conversely, a sculpture such as Dowel Mountain takes on the qualities of a drawing by utilizing 1/8” wood dowels that produce a line too thin to be viewed as mass, and a structure that appears to vanish and reappear as one circles it.
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Alexa received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan as well as a Bachelor of Art and of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including ArteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Praxis International Art, NYC; Praxis International Art, Miami; Braga Menendez Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN; Galeria orlistat india Contrast, Toronto International Art Fair, Canada; Navta Schulz & Monique Meloche Galleries, Chicago, IL; Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis, MN; The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI; Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, to name just a few. Alexa has also been the recipient of the Can Serrat Artist Residency, El Bruc, Spain; El Basilisco Artist Residency, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Bush Fellowship; McKnight Fellowship; Jerome Fellowship; Franconia Sculpture Park, Jerome Residency Program; and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts Artist Residency, Omaha, NE
Presented by Burnet Gallery at Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis.