Alex Da Corte, ‘April Fools’, 2014, David Risley Gallery

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 on Artsy

Alex Da Corte: Free Roses, MASS MoCA, North Adams
White Rain, White Cube, London, United Kingdom
CAR WHORE, Wake Gallery, Detroit, MI, United States
Alex Da Corte: Magic Stick, The Still House Group, Brooklyn
The Kind of Dog that Keeps You Waiting, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, United States

Group Shows on Artsy

Painters? Painting?, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen NW
Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Illumination - New Contemporary Art at Louisiana, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek
Here Comes, The Still House Group, New York
This Is This, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY, United States
While it Lasts, The Still House Group, New York
The Philly Vernacular Spectacular Extravaganza, University of Pennsylvania, University Museum, Philadelphia, PA, United States