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

Exhibition Highlights

2014
Philadelphia,
Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: Easternsports
2014
London, United Kingdom,
White Rain
2013
BAM
BAM+NADA Portfolio at NADA Miami Beach

Solo Shows

2014
Philadelphia,
Alex Da Corte and Jayson Musson: Easternsports
2014
London, United Kingdom,
White Rain
2013
Wake Gallery, 
Detroit, MI, United States,
CAR WHORE
2012
Brooklyn,
Alex Da Corte: Magic Stick

Group Shows

2013
BAM
BAM+NADA Portfolio at NADA Miami Beach
2012
New York,
Here Comes
2012
Zach Feuer Gallery, 
New York, NY, United States,
This Is This
2010
New York ,
While it Lasts
2006
University of Pennsylvania, University Museum, 
Philadelphia, PA, United States,
The Philly Vernacular Spectacular Extravaganza
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