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Alexander D Edwards
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick


ARTIST STATEMENT: In my pieces I use fragments of electronics. Pieces of a once functional piece of technology. The pieces I most often use come from televisions. I think a lot about television and how it’s the primary medium for our information, entertainment and often our inspiration. I archive the fragments in acrylic boxes. Sort of like a reliquary. Have you ever seen the tooth of St. John the Baptist at the Art Institute Chicago. It’s in a tiny glass container. Amazing. I also use organic matter. Primarily food. It is extremely interesting to me to watch it decompose. I’m fascinated by the metamorphosis that occurs. The changing from, let’s say an apple. A thing that can nourish us and give us energy can become a rotted core of spores and fungus. A thing that could make us extremely sick, maybe even kill us. Perhaps televisions and computers can do the same to us. Nourish us or make us sick. I’m not sure. So I take the fragments of two disparate things that exist in the work and combine them. Trying to make sense of the world. It’s sort of like Dr. Frankenstein trying to reanimate dead matter. I’m never quite sure what the monster will do but I am sure that it is oddly ugly and beautiful simultaneously. Like life. Or like a painting by Cezanne where there is a fixation on these forms of food. Similar to our fixation with technology, each cube is sick like the mind on too many drugs or the feeling you get when you can't find your cell phone. The boxes are like pixels of technology touching on a range of themes from the cartoon, to prison reform, all addressing the human expression of beauty and ugliness in nature. Like the rotting orange, something that if ingested could kill but at the same time be used as an agent to save lives.

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New General Catalogue

November-08-2019 – December-09-2019

New General Catalogue
Alexander Edwards
November - December
Opens November 6pm - 9pm

Haus on Hanson is pleased to announce Alexander Edwards : New General Catalogue the artist’s premiere solo exhibition. Comprised of seventeen sculptures made up of decomposing produce and various forms of technology, the show will highlight Edwards’ definitive conceptual space and the design intricacies of modern technology.
New General Catalogue will open with an evening reception by the artist in November.

EDWARDS addresses current definitive moments in humanity, such as the ability to travel into space, the changes in agriculture and how the present affects these powerful advances in technology. His work consists of sculptures that resemble vast spatial landscapes, by using decaying fruits and vegetables in display cases on pedestals and the walls, surrounded by antique recipe cards of traditional foods internationally. His scenic designs, using both bold and bright, but natural colors, he creates the effect of walking inside of technological space. His work deals with social and political issues consisting of traditional and non-traditional mediums such as; Television screen, artist's paper, canvas, silver gelatin, giclee, charcoal, graphite, watercolor, crayon, marker, Sumi ink, acrylic, oil stick, gouache, spray enamel, latex, chipboard, cardboard, marble, drywall, wood, glass, granite, cork board, plywood, aluminum, gold leaf, mirrored tile, platinum-leaf, glass, plastic food containers, smartphones, microphones, digital cameras, Inkjet printers, flat-screen televisions, cellphones, circuit boards, refrigerators, plastic acrylic boxes, blueberries, mushrooms, almonds, bananas, oranges, red peppers, orange peppers, green peppers, tomatoes, raspberries, eggplant, cucumbers, carrots, orange jalapenos, peaches, potatoes, green grapes, plums, watermelon, corn, red onions, pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, cauliflower, purple grapes, 8mm film, digital video, 16mm film, single channel video, designer fashion, V.I.P backstage passes, presale tickets masters, artist production schedules, artist contracts, artist sponsor thanks, wall plaques, gold records, artist broker agreements, live models, performance artists, postcards, gold jewelry, raw denim, check registers, scratch lottery tickets, fluorescent lights, terracotta, cast bronze, polychrome plastic, plastic vinyl, and vinyl chloride.

For more information on Alexander Edwards’ work, including dates and times for open studio showings and exhibitions, please feel free to follow on instagram @alexanderedwards_studio.

Alexander Edwards was born in 1991 in Denver, Colorado. Currently living and working in New York, he attended Pratt Institute and has created installations for Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York; Studio 301, Brooklyn, New York;

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