Our Project Space will feature new work by Alexis Anne Mackenzie in Synthesis. Her collages, composed of multiple images sliced and spliced back together in an overlay that marries the outline of forms from both images, can be understood like a film editor’s work, weaving disparate scenes into a story. The intricacy of the artist’s technique is offset by the minimalist composition, achieving a beauty and fragility in the pairing. The show’s title, Synthesis, references this merging of two things, as well as a plant’s natural process of conversion, a theme of change and growth particularly relevant to the artist as she prepares for an overseas move.
About the Artist
Alexis Anne Mackenzie, b. 1979, lives and works in San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA from Tufts University / School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA and has shown in solo and two-person shows at Ampersand, Portland, OR; Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA; EBERSMOORE, Chicago, IL and POVevolving Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; among others, as well as in group exhibitions including MOMA PS1, New York, NY; Berkeley Art Center, CA; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; and The Hole, New York, NY. In 2012 she received the Wynn Newhouse Award and her work is held in numerous private collections.