Thank you again for your love and support this past spring. The printing residency at AS220 was a success and I am really happy with the new series of works I created this summer. You can check out images of the new works on my website: alexisgranwell.com.
I also want to share some exciting upcoming news. I will be showing two of my new large-scale prints in my upcoming solo show, Lean To.
Alexis Granwell: Lean To
October 5 - October 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 2012, 6pm - 10pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to announce the opening of our October exhibition, Alexis Granwell: Lean To. Granwell, a founding TSA member, will be presenting sculptures and monumental prints made during a summer residency at one of the only ten foot-presses in the country, at AS220 in Providence. A recent video interview conducted in Granwell’s studio can be found on the website Gorky’s Granddaughter.
From the essay by Lauren van Haaften-Schick:
The ruin is a site of decay and remembrance – the armature that allows us to imagine life in a past or parallel time. Thus the ruin is always destroyed and re-creating itself in our individual psyches and collective culture. When archaeologists uncover a historic site, their first order of operation is to photograph every detail using black and white film, so that in the event that digital or advanced photographic technologies are not available, the images will be legible through the elementary act of holding the processed film to the sun. This is a logic appropriately developed by those who specialize in the lost, destroyed, discarded, decayed, and forgotten. It is crucial that these disinterested images capture the site as it was found, untouched and unexamined, revealing only fragmentary evidence; all that is seen is what lies at the surface, and the new skin that has come to envelop it. Clues are numbered, collected, classified, or their identity may be left unsolved. Sometimes additional pieces of the puzzle emerge, further illustrating the fiction and conjecture that has developed around this curious trove. It is typical that a complete history never emerges.
The works in Lean To depict metaphysical structures that have an ancient quality. They are beginnings, an infrastructure leading to the next complete event. Working concurrently on both sculptures and prints, Granwell has a developed a provisional city of two and three-dimensional imagery that convulsively expands, erases, and erupts.
Alexis Granwell: Lean To
Tiger Strikes Asteroid
October 5 – October 28, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6-10pm