Out of My Head Jean Alexander Frater 07.11.2020 - 08.27.2020
Aspect/Ratio is pleased to present Out of My Head, a new body of work from artist Jean Alexander Frater. Staying within their own geometric constraints, these paintings shift the process and address support, gesture, and frame. Support takes a leading role here, with allusions to the body and architecture. Historic 20th C. painting references abound in these wildly abstract works with subtle figurative leanings. Out of My Head also shifts away from Alexander Frater’s performative practice of painting that addresses the image. Hence, the image is constantly in-flux where a line can be a cut and is contorted in the process.
Jean Alexander Frater is a Chicago based artist whose painting practice has deep roots in her sculptural background. This is Alexander Frater’s second solo/two-person show at Aspect/Ratio as she has had solo shows at The MISSION, and has been included at group exhibitions at institutions including The Wexner Center for the Arts, Rockford Art Museum, and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. Alexander Frater was also featured in New American Paintings and was the recipient of a BOLT residency at Chicago Artists Coalition. Works from Jean Alexander Frater are included in the collection of the DePaul Art Museum as well as many private collections and public commissions.
Contortion Exercise, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 32 in, 101 x 81 cm
Solar Television Torso, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 32 in, 101 x 81 cm
Tongue Plinth, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 in, 122 x 91 cm
Teeth in the Wallpaper, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 32 in, 101 x 81 cm
Tipping the Vista's Scale, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 32 in, 101 x 81 cm
Vertigo House, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 32 in, 101 x 81 cm
Endless Slip, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 40 x 32 in, 101 x 81 cm
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