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Suggestivism feat. Esao Andrews, Alex Gross, Kris Lewis et al. in Santa Ana

by Suzanne on January 31st, 2011

The Twenty by Alex Gross, oil on panel, 2003

I'm not sure whether I'm just announcing this exhibition to post some old-timey favourites of mine, but hey, Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein? Well, it depends on things like age, species, consent, I guess...

But anyways, following the recent trend of artist-curated group shows (I know you were expecting a rant here, but it's actually something I've really enjoyed seeing so far), Nathan Spoor brings Suggestivism to Santa Ana's Grand Central Art Center. The group exhibition opens this Saturday, February 5. Their website is behaving a bit spastically at the moment - they say it's a Firefox related issue which is wrong - so maybe check back in a few days.

Solid Void by Esao Andrews, oil on wood, 2010 - click to enlarge

The impressive line-up of artists include: Esao Andrews (middle), Carrie Ann Baade, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Ron English, Alex Gross (top), Femke Hiemstra, Audrey Kawasaki, Kris Kuksi, Kris Lewis (bottom), Elizabeth McGrath, Scott Musgrove, Michael Page, Heidi Taillefer, Robin Williams, Martin Wittfooth, and many, many others.

Details below, as always.

© Kris Lewis

Opening reception: Feb 5, 2011, 7 - 10 PM

On show: Feb 5 - April 17, 2011

Address: CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA, tel: 714.567.7233 | Map

Gallery hours: Tue - Sun: 11 AM – 4 PM

Preview show

Discuss on the WurzelForum: Esao Andrews | Alex Gross | Kris Lewis

Alex Gross' Mysteries & Manners at Jonathan LeVine, NYC

by Suzanne on April 1st, 2008

La Nausée by Alex Gross, 2002

Yet another great show opening at Jonathan LeVine this weekend:

Alex Gross - previously featured here - will be showing works under the title Mysteries & Manners starting April 5, 7 - 9 PM.

Exhibited works will go online at the gallery website on April 4.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 2008, 7 - 9 PM

On show: April 5 - May 3, 2008

Address: Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W. 20th Street, 9E, New York, NY 10011, tel: 212-243-3822 | Map/Directions

Monograph: The Art of Alex Gross

Juxtapoz interview with Alex Gross

Alex Gross

by Suzanne on July 8th, 2007

"Redemption" by Alex Gross, oil on canvas, 2007

Hmm.. if "updating your website" means making your publicly accessible online oeuvre smaller and throwing a lot of beautiful and affordable giclée prints out of your shop, then I think that's what Alex Gross has done. o_O

Anyway, go see his breathtaking retrospective at Grand Central Art Gallery in Santa Ana, CA, USA (on view till August 19, 2007).

"The show will be a career retrospective featuring sixteen of Alex's paintings from 1999 through 2007.

Several new works that have never been shown will be part of the exhibition that also includes sketches, prints, and other assorted paraphernalia."

Oh, and buy me this inexpensive Dior ensemble, this corset (preferably with Apnea still in it, please) and this toaster his new book as a limited edition if you're a rich bastard art lover.


... and The Rhine flows calmly on...

by Suzanne on October 19th, 2005

© Alex Gross: The Meaning Part II - click here for original

As my embalmed deer armadillo and I spend the last few hours in these uncanny echoing walls that once looked so familiar, we finally found this moment of peace to bid you farewell.

We will soon be heading southeast - to a place that's snowier & fresher than this one.

If you feel entitled to belong to the carefully selected few who'll receive my new address, please leave a comment and I'll email it to you.

I have no idea how long it's gonna take me to get internet access at my new place, but be prepared for a longer absence.

I definitely won't be back before November.

Feel free to visit the forum, should you suffer from a severe lack of psychickness.

All the best to you and your (imaginary) furry friends!



I already miss my Rhine...