Alex Da Corte, ‘MRSTABU’, 2013, Mixed Media, Foam, flocked plastic sage, plastic sword, Scream Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, gold mirror film, rubber banana, rubber finer, artificial chrome plated fingernail, R. L . Stine’s First Date, Luren Jenison’s homemade magic wand, razor blades, Dick Tracy button, spray paint, plastic sheeting, stained cardboard, in artist's frame, Phillips
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Alex Da Corte

MRSTABU, 2013

Foam, flocked plastic sage, plastic sword, Scream Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, gold mirror film, rubber banana, rubber finer, artificial chrome plated fingernail, R. L . Stine’s First Date, Luren Jenison’s homemade magic wand, razor blades, Dick Tracy button, spray paint, plastic sheeting, stained cardboard, in artist's frame
56 3/10 × 56 3/10 in
142.9 × 142.9 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, ‘MRSTABU’, 2013, Mixed Media, Foam, flocked plastic sage, plastic sword, Scream Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, gold mirror film, rubber banana, rubber finer, artificial chrome plated fingernail, R. L . Stine’s First Date, Luren Jenison’s homemade magic wand, razor blades, Dick Tracy button, spray paint, plastic sheeting, stained cardboard, 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

MRSTABU, 2013

Foam, flocked plastic sage, plastic sword, Scream Motion Picture Soundtrack CD, gold mirror film, rubber banana, rubber finer, artificial chrome plated fingernail, R. L . Stine’s First Date, Luren Jenison’s homemade magic wand, razor blades, Dick Tracy button, spray paint, plastic sheeting, stained cardboard, in artist's frame
56 3/10 × 56 3/10 in
142.9 × 142.9 cm
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