PETER ALEXANDER – Perception of Desire | April 20 – June 1, 2013 - Installation view
Perception of Desire
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“I am interested in addressing that moment when the work becomes part of a greater thing, part of the air. It wants to become a part of the room by disappearing into it.” – Peter Alexander
Quint Contemporary Art is pleased to present Peter Alexander: Perception of Desire, a solo exhibition of new resin sculptures and drawings by Los Angeles-based artist Peter Alexander. This is the second presentation of Alexander’s work at QCA, and the first solo exhibition for the artist at the gallery. The exhibition opens on Saturday, April 20th with a public reception from 6 to 8PM. The artist will be in attendance.
Peter Alexander, a pioneer in the Light and Space movement, has experimented with cast polyester resin since the late 1960s. His works explore the material’s unique ability to simultaneously contain and reflect light. This exhibition will feature new wall-mounted resin works, as well as a recent series of related drawings. The square, wall-mounted resin sculptures have a fathomless density at their centers, and appear to evaporate at the edges as the saturation of color pigment shifts. The gouache drawings consist of thin layers of overlapping colors, achieving by a different manner the same opaque-yet-translucent quality that marks the resin pieces. Alexander’s work reflects his abiding fascination with light moving through atmosphere.
Alexander has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. In 1999 he was given a retrospective exhibition by the Orange County Museum of Art, featuring artwork spanning forty years. Alexander was commissioned by Frank Gehry in 2003 to make a fifty foot painting for the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. Alexander’s work can be found in numerous museum collections including the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego.