Alex Echevarria, MFA 2015

Thesis Exhibition: February 18 – 21, 2015

Opening Reception: February 20, 6 – 8:30 PM
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Kings of Leonia by Alex Echevarria

Kings of Leonia
garment dyes and silk-screen ink on canvas, 83” x 93,” 2014


Lewes by Alex Echevarria

acrylic and oil on canvas, 75” x 75,” 2013

My paintings are representations of things. The images with which I work address, among other things, issues of identity, individuality, collectivity, and entertainment. This is apparent in the choice of images but is also reflected materially, and it is, in fact, the relation between the material and the image in which meaning is generated. The way we value visual languages associated with popular culture, such as pop and rock music or popular literature, is different than the way we value fine art, of which painting is exemplary. What interests me, is creating representations, in which we can understand these categories of “high” and “low” as culturally constructed, rather than fixed. In other words, there is an evaluation, but one that evokes a potential for transformation. 

All images courtesy of the artist.