Alex Da Corte, ‘Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson, Eastersports (video still) ’, 2014, MASS MoCA

Easternsports was organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. ICA is grateful to the Edna W. Andrade Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation for its generous support. Additional funding has been provided by the Daniel S. and Brett Sundheim Endowed Fund. The tour of Easternsports is supported by Jeffrey R. and Linda Chodorow.

About Alex Da Corte

Working as an “anthropologist of the immediate past,” artist Alex Da Corte creates sculpture with the colorful artifacts of turn-of-the-21st-century consumer culture. Da Corte’s reworked everyday objects—both the generic and the branded—take on an otherworldly quality in his constructed environments, videos, and digitally collaged images, or as material, in the case of his shampoo paintings. “I don’t think of sculpture as static, as dead objects. I think of them as tracing an action,” the artist has said of his work. “Sculpture is the unraveling of a familiar object.” In Da Corte’s practice, such unraveling often involves bright colors and crisp advertising imagery, and cameos by pop-culture figures like an ersatz version of Eminem played by the artist himself.

American, b. 1980, Camden, New Jersey, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Solo Shows

Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: Easternsports
London, United Kingdom,
White Rain
Wake Gallery, 
Detroit, MI, United States,
Alex Da Corte: Magic Stick
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