July 9, 2016 - September 17, 2016
Opening: July 9, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3401 W. 43rd Place, Los Angeles, CA 90008
For his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Da Corte will present a survey of recent videos within a site-specific installation at Art + Practice.
The Philadelphia-based interdisciplinary artist Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ) is known for his pop-informed sensibility and embrace of theatricality. In his elaborate, surreal set pieces, banal objects and consumer goods serve as both actors and props. Da Corte’s videos, sculptures, paintings, and installations ruminate on personal and cultural politics, alienation, and the complexities of the human experience. An active scavenger of high and low culture, his material explorations have included using dollar-store soda and shampoo as paint; “curating” the works of other artists into hybrid objects; and creating immersive environments that consider and modify the entirety of a space, from lighting fixtures to flooring.
Alex Da Corte: A Season in He’ll is organized by Jamillah James, Hammer Museum assistant curator.
Note: The spelling of the exhibition’s title is intentional, per the artist’s wishes.