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Alex Gingrow
updated: 12/01/2010
website: www.alexgingrow.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Well All the Money IS in the Label, You Know.
Which one was damaged? The unsold one? Oh, that's fine. Nobody cares about that one anyway.
And just think, she's going to sell these for tons and tons of money next week.
Nothing like kicking the bucket to boost the sales.
Younger Thank Jesus made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Okay. A lot.
WHOOOO do I have to SLEEEEEP with to get a Tomaselli? Why, Tomaselli, OF COURSE! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! *clink*
I'm looking for something in green to match my client's yacht.
Douch? Deitch? What's the Dif?
I am a young artist with dynamic ideas.
You have to pay your fucking artists.
Put me in the registry, Higgs, or I'll tag your silly book pages.
Betcha Zach pays Dana on time.
Boesky Boys are the dreamiest! Well...except for that one boy.
I'm just not cool enough. I know this now.
No, no. I'm glad you told me. She represents ME in those situations and I need to know if she's acting like a whore.
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, consumer culture, humor, kitsch, language, narrative, text, social criticism, political, conceptual
 
 
Well All the Money IS in the Label, You Know. by Alex Gingrow
Well All the Money IS in the Label, You Know.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2008
22" x  30" 
Which one was damaged? The unsold one? Oh, that's fine. Nobody cares about that one anyway. by Alex Gingrow
Which one was damaged? The unsold one? Oh, that's fine. Nobody cares about that one anyway.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
And just think, she's going to sell these for tons and tons of money next week. by Alex Gingrow
And just think, she's going to sell these for tons and tons of money next week.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22 " x  30 " 
Nothing like kicking the bucket to boost the sales. by Alex Gingrow
Nothing like kicking the bucket to boost the sales.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22 " x  30 " 
Younger Thank Jesus made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Okay. A lot. by Alex Gingrow
Younger Thank Jesus made me throw up in my mouth a little bit. Okay. A lot.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2009
22 " x  30 " 
WHOOOO do I have to SLEEEEEP with to get a Tomaselli? Why, Tomaselli, OF COURSE! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! *clink* by Alex Gingrow
WHOOOO do I have to SLEEEEEP with to get a Tomaselli? Why, Tomaselli, OF COURSE! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! *clink*
graphite and acrylic on paper
2009
22" x  30" 
I'm looking for something in green to match my client's yacht. by Alex Gingrow
I'm looking for something in green to match my client's yacht.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2009
22" x  30" 
Douch? Deitch? What's the Dif? by Alex Gingrow
Douch? Deitch? What's the Dif?
graphite and acrylic on paper
2009
22" x  30" 
I am a young artist with dynamic ideas. by Alex Gingrow
I am a young artist with dynamic ideas.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
You have to pay your fucking artists. by Alex Gingrow
You have to pay your fucking artists.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Put me in the registry, Higgs, or I'll tag your silly book pages. by Alex Gingrow
Put me in the registry, Higgs, or I'll tag your silly book pages.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Betcha Zach pays Dana on time. by Alex Gingrow
Betcha Zach pays Dana on time.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2009
22" x  30" 
Boesky Boys are the dreamiest! Well...except for that one boy. by Alex Gingrow
Boesky Boys are the dreamiest! Well...except for that one boy.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
I'm just not cool enough. I know this now. by Alex Gingrow
I'm just not cool enough. I know this now.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2009
22" x  30" 
No, no. I'm glad you told me. She represents ME in those situations and I need to know if she's acting like a whore. by Alex Gingrow
No, no. I'm glad you told me. She represents ME in those situations and I need to know if she's acting like a whore.
graphite and acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 

Artist Statement

I currently work a full time job as a mat cutter at a frame shop in midtown Manhattan. I have realized that, in the art world, the frame shop essentially functions like the neighborhood barbershop, or better yet, the red-headed step-child of an already dysfunctional family. Clients feel free to discuss their inner dealings and gallery gossip in our showroom as if none of us should or could have any regard for their lack of discretion. Over the past three years, I have collected these nuggets of conversation and have sought out tidbits from others who hold lowly but otherwise vital positions within galleries and institutions. I have, at the same time, collected numerous provenance stickers from the backs of frames and portfolios and have appropriated them with my own name and titles and details.

 

The impetus for this body of work came from one particular conversation with a client who reminded us to remove the provenance stickers from the old frames and to adhere them to the new frames because “all the money IS in the label.” My work explores both the idiocy and the irony of such a sentiment and is essentially a sharp critique of the world in which I choose to maneuver.  Like the goal of all good literature, I strive to make nuanced work that is at its core an examination of the oddities and intricacies of the human condition.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

b. 1979, Knoxville, TN 

M.F.A. in Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 2007 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 2004

B.A. in Studio Art, minor in English, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC 2001

 Selected Exhibitions

2011

Myself, curated by Mrjorie Vecchio, The Shepard Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

I Love the Art World and the Art World Loves Me, curated by Eric Doeringer, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2010

Day Job, curated by Nina Katchadourian, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Return to New York, HP Garcia Gallery, New York, NY

36 Hours in Basel, curated by Cecelia Stucker and Cassidy Weiss, Basel, Switzerland

Escape from New York, curated by Olympia Lambert, Silk Factory, Patterson, NJ

2009

Obsession '09, Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Benefit for Nicole: A Postcard Show, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

For the Benefit of STATTS, benefit for gun violence victim Jason Statts, Savannah Station, Savannah, GA

Hot Head-Cool Head, ambulant performance with John Bjerklie, Parker's Box Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

2008

Gen X: Post Boomers and the New South, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Experiencing the War in Iraq, (traveling exhibition) Pawtucket Armory, Pawtucket, RI and Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

2007

Faith, Diesel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Art for a Cure, Leukemia/Lymphoma Benefit, B. Matthews Bakery, Savannah, GA

Guilford College Alumni Exhibition, Guilford College Gallery, Greensboro, NC

2006

Art Can Cure, Pancreatic Cancer Research Benefit, Orleans Hall, Savannah, GA

30,000 More or Less, (solo) MFA thesis exhibition, Savannah, GA

Made in NAMA, Gallery 51, North Adams, MA

Monster, StarCCA Gallery, Savannah, GA

2005

Tug of War, StarCCA Gallery, Savannah, GA

 Residencies and Awards

2008

Short List Candidate for Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2006

Contemporary Artist's Center Residency, North Adams, MA (fellowships received from both the CAC and from Savannah College of Art and Design for attendance) 

Accepted to The Drawing Center Viewing Program, New York, NY