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Alexandra Grant

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Alexandra Grant's subtly beautiful compositions are well-known in her adopted home-town of Los Angeles, but less familiar elsewhere, particularly outside the US. We're sure that's going to change.

Taking text as a starting point and central motif, her paintings and drawings combine luscious colour and painterly verve with complex systems that echo the grammatical architecture of language itself.

Delicately fusing a series of oppositions - logocentricity versus visual form; free association twinned with structural rigour - Grant's intense exploration of specially created texts aims to capture the moment when words take on meaning beyond their lexical significance to operate, instead, as numinous images.

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The results are sumptuous, intricate pieces that shimmer with possibility. Designed to engage the viewer in an alternative, open-ended process of 'reading', one thing seems certain: a promising future is written large all over these captivating works.

March 2007

 

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