October 16, 2012

Alex Paik: A solo show in Philly and a new gallery in Bushwick

Alex Paik, one of the founders of the Philadelphia art space Tiger Strikes Asteroid, is having a solo show this month, his first at Gallery Joe. Using cut and folded paper to make small-scale constructions painted with gouache and colored pencil. Paik's work, although seemingly whimsical, is informed by the complex structures found in music, particularly fugues and the polyphonic improvisions of early jazz. In a note about the show he says he's attracted to work that is "simultaneously super abstract/cerebral and intimate, even humble…”

Don't these pieces look like 3-D versions of Thomas Nozkowski's paintings?

 Alex Paik at Gallery Joe. Installation view.

Alex Paik, Prelude and Fugue (Hanging Polygons), 2012, gouache, colored pencil, paper, 18 x 11 x 3 inches.

Paik also told me that in November he is opening a new branch of Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Bushwick. Located at 44 Stewart Avenue and called TSA, the new space will present a diverse program of artists and curatorial projects that focuses on "emerging artists from New York and beyond." The inaugural exhibition, "Finders Keepers," opens on November 9. Curated by An Hoang for Frederieke Taylor Gallery,  the show includes works by Joseph Hart, Todd Knopke, Blaze Lamper, Andy Ness, and Justin Valdes.

"Alex Paik: Recapitulation Bop," Vault Gallery at Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA. Through November 11, 2012.


Related posts:
Alex Paik: Places to go (2009)

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2 comments:

Its amazing how someone can create something amazing from just paper. I really enjoy art that is creative and also simple but beautiful. The 3D factor really bring's a new level to the art and show's us that Alex Paik is an amazing artist that has a great vision. I have never seen this kind of art and at this level. Thank you for blogging about this so we can grow awareness to you and different types or art. thank you
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Its amazing how someone can create something amazing from just paper. I really enjoy art that is creative and also simple but beautiful. The 3D factor really brings a new level to the art and shows us that Alex Paik is an amazing artist that has a great vision. I have never seen this kind of art and at this level. Thank you for blogging about this so we can grow awareness to you and different types or art. thank you