February 25, 2010—March 27, 2010 | Reception Thursday, February 25th, 6-8PM
James Harris Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Alexander Kroll. Based in Culver City, California, the artist works in oil, acrylic, and enamel to create sensual works layered with geometric detailing and textural effects. Kroll’s pieces are intimate, the largest being no longer than twenty inches to a side. Fat brushstrokes dominate the works giving each a heroic gesture that counters their scale. This is his first solo show at James Harris Gallery.
Alexander Kroll is a painter that works mainly in an abstract expressionist style. However, his works have fluorescent color palettes and are made on a large-scale to bring them into the contemporary art world. The colors in his works are layered and work together in ways that create a kind of rhythm in the works. It also allows viewers to see the process of how Kroll’s works came to be. Painting, for the artist, is a conversation in which one mark leads to the next; and one completed work leads to another.
His work has been exhibited at CB1 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), ACME, (Los Angeles, CA), Lincoln Center (New York, NY), Torrance Art Museum, (Torrance, CA), Jessica Silverman Gallery, (San Francisco, CA), The UCLA New Wight Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA), The Armory Center for the Arts (Pasadena, CA) and many others. Kroll received his BA from Yale University followed by MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2008. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.