Alex Gingrow

Region: Northeast


City / State: Kerhonkson, NY

I make text-based paintings and drawings that are at turns witty, sardonic, poetic, self-depreciating, and revealing. The delivery systems for the narratives are easily recognizable objects, such as gallery provenance stickers or a daily desk calendar. I reappropriate these objects with my own writing and carefully render the text so that from a distance the work appears to be a mechanical reproduction. On closer inspection, it is evident that the surface of the work is carefully and delicately modeled with repetitive mark-making: a symbolic meditative homage to the history of painting. Like the goal of all good literature, mine is to make nuanced work that is, at its core, an examination of the oddities and intricacies of the human condition.