Alex Da Corte, ‘Elephant Bends’, 2013, Other, Enamel, wooden craft sticks, Mitchell Kehe's Untitled from ZOOKEEPER, American Apparel leggings, duct tape, plastic sheeting, adhesive mirror foil, vinyl, spray adhesive, spray paint, foam and Plexiglas, in artist's frame, Phillips
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Alex Da Corte

Elephant Bends, 2013

Enamel, wooden craft sticks, Mitchell Kehe's Untitled from ZOOKEEPER, American Apparel leggings, duct tape, plastic sheeting, adhesive mirror foil, vinyl, spray adhesive, spray paint, foam and Plexiglas, in artist's frame
56 × 56 in
142.2 × 142.2 cm
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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, ‘Elephant Bends’, 2013, Other, Enamel, wooden craft sticks, Mitchell Kehe's Untitled from ZOOKEEPER, American Apparel leggings, duct tape, plastic sheeting, adhesive mirror foil, vinyl, spray adhesive, spray paint, foam and Plexiglas, in artist's frame, Phillips
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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

Elephant Bends, 2013

Enamel, wooden craft sticks, Mitchell Kehe's Untitled from ZOOKEEPER, American Apparel leggings, duct tape, plastic sheeting, adhesive mirror foil, vinyl, spray adhesive, spray paint, foam and Plexiglas, in artist's frame
56 × 56 in
142.2 × 142.2 cm
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