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
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.