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I Love Myself
Oct 2 - Nov 4, 2013
Alexandra Grant is a text-based artist who uses language and networks of words as the basis for her work in painting, drawing and sculpture. Her public billboard is currently on view on La Cienega Boulevard between Venice and Washington Boulevards.
Grant’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and galleries in the United States and abroad. Grant has explored ideas of translation, identity, and dis/location not only in drawings, painting and sculpture, but also in conversation with other artists and writers, such as her longterm collaborator, hypertext author Michael Joyce, the actor Keanu Reeves, artist Channing Hansen, and the philosopher Hélène Cixous. Grant is known as a ‘radical collaborator’ – the longest of her exchanges being with the pioneering writer of hypertext fiction, Michael Joyce. The paintings and sculpture based on Joyce’s texts (using them as scores or scripts to interpret rather than follow) have been the subject of at least three series: the Ladder Quartet (2007), the Six Portals (2008), and Bodies (2010). Upcoming exhibitions in2013 include the Forêt Intérieure/Interior Forest, a participatory exhibition in collaboration with Hélène Cixous at 18th Street Arts Center (Santa Monica) and Mains d'Oeuvres (Paris), and an exhibition of her works entitled "Century of the Self," currently on view at USC's Fisher Museum.
Alexandra Grant’s billboard, produced by LA><ART, was made possible by Alice Lainer and Claire Block.