Collective Consciousness NYC presents a solo exhibition of selected work by Alexander Korsmo, which will showcase his exploratory photography alongside his multi-media artworks; each collection a distinct scene from the same play. Within his photography, titled Brooklyn Fences at Night, Alex treks through Brooklyn under moon and streetlight adventuring the landscape, exploring with anticipation. His paintings, A Cacophony of Color and Character, are made using a zig-zagged balance of strategy, insight and spontaneity alongside playful material experimentations. Collectively, the paired series of work share a central relationship between the internal and external journeys.
Brooklyn Fences at Night:
Wandering the back streets of Brooklyn, getting lost late into the night, Alex searches out peculiar fences to photograph; new perspectives on a prominent mesh throughout our urban landscape. Whether the subject is twisted, distorted, taken over with plant life, doubled up or repaired, Alex’s camera locates the dynamic patterns present and an underlying sculptural identity begins to emerge. Within each fence a shifted landscape is captured; our night’s sky the horizon, our mind’s eye the seer: An adventure with possibilities around every corner.
A Cacophony of Color and Character:
Within a curious place lives a cluster of odd characters drawn into Alex’s artwork like archaic paintings found on the walls of caves. A world sprawled out with playful creatures dancing about through vibrant colors, telling stories inside hidden patterns; a moment of time frozen forever between here and there.
The pieces will be on display at CCNYC's Heaven Gallery in Dumbo located at 10 Jay Street, Suite 605 - opening Thursday, July 1st 2010.