inkjet print on canvas
on verso signed, titled and dated 2007
68 3/4 x 54 in, 174.6 x 137.2 cm
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Sold for: $18,750
Preview at: Vancouver Art Gallery, 4th Floor
Donated by the Artist
Courtesy of TrépanierBaer, Calgary
Vikky Alexander has worked in photography, sculpture and installation since the 1980s. In 2019, her extensive oeuvre was the subject of a major exhibition titled Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Exhibiting professionally since 1981, Alexander has shown in venues such as The New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, DIA Art Foundation, Seattle Art Museum, Kunsthalle Bern, Vancouver Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, Barbican Art Gallery, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery and Taipei Fine Arts Museum, among others. Her works can be found in numerous national and international collections. Alexander currently lives and works in Montreal.
Alexander's work often explores the relationship between architecture, advertising and nature, and how these are connected to capitalism, commodification and notions of utopia. She is interested in the ways in which nature is experienced within consumerist society, and creates collaged photograph prints of artificial environments using mass-produced home-decorating materials such as wood veneers and wallpaper murals of landscapes and mirrors. In Green Lake, she collaged together various patterned surfaces, resulting in an imagined domestic space with cut-out windows through which can be seen images of sparkling water.
This work is unframed.
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