Vanity Theater : Alexandra Gorczynski Opening Reception

  • Savery Gallery 319 North 11th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States

Alexandra Gorczynski is internationally recognized as among the most influential young artists from the post-Internet art phenomenon. Using digital techniques to layer paint, photographs, moving images, and even physical screens, she redefines both the haptic boundaries of the painterly medium as well as the potential for formalism in the age of the ethereal image. Gorczynski’s practice utilizes technology to push color to new heights of animation. Her most recent works fuse this technological ultra-vision with the art historical, placing time beside itself and re-framing bodies in surreal and glamorous tableaux.

Alexandra Gorczynski received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 and is currently based in Philadelphia. This is her first exhibition at SAVERY.

Gorczynski’s work featured in 2013 in Paddles On! at Phillip’s auction house, the world’s first auction dedicated exclusively to digital art where she ranked among the top sellers. That same year, Gorczynski also presented her first solo exhibition at Transfer Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. In 2014, Zhulong Gallery in Dallas, TX hosted Quantum Objects, Gorczynski’s second solo show, exhibiting two-dimensional, sculptural and video works that explored the overlap of virtual and actual states of being. Gorczynski was commissioned in 2015 to create a bespoke work for the traveling exhibition Musee Passager, founded by the Atelier de Frederic Laffy, Paris.

Gorczynski has also participated in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, most notably The Salon is a Living Room, Fanny Berta, Vienna, Austria; E-Vapor-8, Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Raster Raster, Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; New Romantics, Eyebeam, New York, NY; Blue Lagoon, One Thoresby Street, Nottingham, UK; Dry Wipe, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; Shine a Light, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; Youth Culture, The Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany; and The Shift, 319 Scholes, Brooklyn, NY.