The World of Alexandra Grant
Rancho Mirage Public Library
May 16, 2:00 p.m.
Artist Alexandra Grant will share her painting and social practice in relationship to the Palm Spring Art Museum’s Women of Abstract Expressionism exhibition. Alexandra Grant is a Los Angeles-based artist who uses language, literature and exchanges with writers as the basis for her work in painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Grant’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), among other museums and galleries. Grant is also recognized for her philanthropic grantLOVE project, which produces and sells original artworks and editions to benefit artist projects and arts non-profits.
Moderated by Leonardo Bravo, Director of Education and Public Programs, Palm Springs Art Museum.
Image: She Said to Creon (2), 2016, mixed media on paper, 82″ x 72″.
On Telepathy and Philippines: A Conversation with Alexandra Grant and Hélène Cixous
By Alexandra Grant.
Several years ago, the French writer, playwright, and philosopher Hélène Cixous gave me one of her books, “Philippines,” as a source for collaboration between her text and my artistic practice. “Philippines” is based around the story of “Peter Ibbetson,” a novel by Georges du Maurier, where two childhood friends are separated by class and country, reuniting as adults in a shared dream that takes place in a primal forest. Hélène describes the book as filled with “silhouettes of characters that seemed to have always been with me.”
Video and excerpts from my conversation with Hélène are here:
Photo credit: Kevin Kane.