May 5–June 30, 2018
Reception for the artist: Saturday, May 5, 4–6pm
Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of COLOR, an exhibition of new works by veteran Los Angeles artist Peter Alexander. On view will be his signature cast urethane sculptures along with recent gouache drawings. Throughout his use of diverse media, Alexander creates experiential encounters with color. He is associated with the Light and Space movement in Los Angeles from the late 1960s to the present and he has gained an international reputation for his paintings, sculptures, and installations concerning the properties of light and color.
Vibrating with the powerful sensation of color and its dissipation, Peter Alexander’s works in cast urethane deliver an optically charged interplay of tonalities. Making its debut is Alexander’s multicolored, monumental wall sculpture entitled 26 Bars. Each of its elements fade in color and depth along their tapered edges, allowing the elements to merge with their surroundings. They are also equally opaque and translucent, simultaneously absorbing and reflecting light. Combined together, the elements in 26 Bars form a transformative experience in rhythmic, pulsating hues.
Peter Alexander was born in Los Angeles in 1939 and received his BFA and MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2011, he was included in the Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, Phenomenal: California Light and Space at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Paintings and Sculpture 1945–1970 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. In 2018, his work was included in the exhibition Endless Summer at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Peter Alexander’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and abroad, and can be found in numerous public collections, including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, CA; Anderson Collection at Stanford University, CA; and many others.
This is Peter Alexander’s ninth exhibition with Brian Gross Fine Art.