Alex Da Corte, ‘Blue Pencil Drawing (Big Chill Spook)’, 2019, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Inkjet and White Out on paper, cast polyester resin frame, plexiglass, 
mat-board, coroplast, wooden strainer, hardware, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction
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Alex Da Corte

Blue Pencil Drawing (Big Chill Spook), 2019

Inkjet and White Out on paper, cast polyester resin frame, plexiglass, mat-board, coroplast, wooden strainer, hardware
17 19/100 × 14 81/100 in
43.7 × 37.6 cm
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Set in a handmade, sunflower yellow epoxy frame, this new work by Alex Da Corte presents a …

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Alex Da Corte
American, b. 1980
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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.

Alex Da Corte, ‘Blue Pencil Drawing (Big Chill Spook)’, 2019, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Inkjet and White Out on paper, cast polyester resin frame, plexiglass, 
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Set in a handmade, sunflower yellow epoxy frame, this new work by Alex Da Corte presents a facsimile of a comic book cover, which features Casper the Friendly Ghost, and is largely obscured by brushy strokes of white-out. Three scoops of ice cream, each with a frazzled human face, are left visible as they are ejected …

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Alex Da Corte
American, b. 1980
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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.

Alex Da Corte

Blue Pencil Drawing (Big Chill Spook), 2019

Inkjet and White Out on paper, cast polyester resin frame, plexiglass, mat-board, coroplast, wooden strainer, hardware
17 19/100 × 14 81/100 in
43.7 × 37.6 cm
.
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