Painterly Photography by Alexa Meade

Alexa-Meade

The artwork of Alexa Meade is certainly much more than my title suggests and lives somewhere between photography, painting and performance. These illusionistic installations require tedious attention to detail to pull off such a wonderful visual effect.

In my current work, I construct and then photograph ephemeral installation sets that feature an assemblage of found objects and live models, which I have covered in layers of acrylic paint. I paint the surfaces of the human subjects, the material objects, and the architecture of the installations so as to collapse the subject, foreground, and background into one continuous plane. I present my ephemeral portrait/performances as both live, interactive installations as well as permanent photographic indices of these experiences.

– Alexa Meade

Mediation - Photo of a performance comprised of acrylic paint on a live model and found objects. - 24in x 18in C-Print

Mediation - Photo of a performance comprised of acrylic paint on a live model and found objects. - 24in x 18in C-Print

Natura Morta 18in x 24in C-Print

Natura Morta - 18in x 24in C-Print

Identify
Identify – Chromogenic print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. 18×24

Identify and Alexa
Spectacle - 24in x18in C-Print

Spectacle - 24in x18in C-Print, 2010

Alexa Meade will be participating in a group exhibition, “You Are Here,” at Dorian Grey Gallery in New York City from October 15 to November 13, 2011.

Learn and see more on Alexa Meade’s website or on Flickr.

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