Claiming, “I strive to make nuanced work that is at its core an examination of the oddities and intricacies of the human condition,” Alex Gingrow makes mixed-media drawings and paintings through which she has unflinchingly explored war, racism, and the business of art. The product of a long line of storytellers, she incorporates text into her work, which is always derived from a larger narrative. In her “Victim Series” (2006-07), a suite of monochromatic drawings, she presents visceral images of the victims of American bombing campaigns in Iraq. Based on news photographs, the images fill in the gaps in the government’s war narrative. Recently, Gingrow has gained recognition for her satirical paintings of gallery labels, featuring deadpan titles—like “Nothing like kicking the bucket to boost the sales”—quoted from conversations that reveal the absurdities of art world sociology.