Alex Gingrow All the money IS in the label
August 2 - September 1, 2012
Opening Thursday August 2, 6 - 8 pm
Alex Gingrow / He might as well have humped my leg! / 2012 /
Graphite and acrylic on paper / 22 x 30 inches
Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present All the money IS in the label by Brooklyn based artist Alex Gingrow. For her first solo exhibition, Alex Gingrow presents dozens of obsessively rendered drawings on paper loaded with cutting, antagonistic humor and a quick trigger finger pointed at the heart of the art world. Over the past five years while working at a midtown frame shop, the artist has collected snippets of sordid conversations overheard from chief art world players as well as from peers working at entry-level positions within art institutions. The resulting works are incredibly revealing, and often baiting epitaphs of insider conversations, reified and displayed, ironically within a frame. With a snarky, sharp wit and a healthy dose of self-deprecation, Gingrow implicates all levels of the "establishment" including Gagosian, Hirst and Warhol, the New Museum and even our own Mike Weiss Gallery.
Alex Gingrow (b. 1979, Knoxville, TN) currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and received her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been accepted into the White Columns registry and The Drawing Center Slide Registry and has been included in numerous curated exhibitions, most recently at the University of Memphis Art Museum, Ursula Blickle Foundation in Kraichtal Germany and at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York.
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