Alexi Worth is a Guggenheim Award-winning painter whose work explores what it means, in our digitally supersaturated environment, for pictures to be “mindmade and handmade.” In his own distinctively precise and compressed style, Worth offers puzzling, reinvented versions of ordinary things: most recently wineglasses, hands, and leaves. With subtly unusual surfaces and viewpoints, Worth’s art differs from much recent figuration in its modesty and simplicity, suggesting an effort to return the contemplative power of abstraction to figurative art.
Worth has been exhibiting in New York since 2001. Selected exhibitions include Nearness at DC Moore Gallery, NY; Flat Earth Conspiracy at George Adams Gallery, NY; A Fairly Secret Army at Wild Palms Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany; Feast for the Eyes at the Nassau County Museum of Art, NY; and Open Windows, curated by Carroll Dunham at the Addison Gallery in Andover, MA. He has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, and the New England Foundation for the Arts. Also known as a critic, Worth has written about a wide range of artists, including El Anatsui, Carroll Dunham, Jasper Johns, and Jackie Saccoccio. Born and raised in New York, Worth has for many years worked in Brooklyn, NY.
Painting Table: Catherine Murphy talks with Chie Fueki and Alexi Worth
January 21st via Zoom
In Conversation: Alexi Worth and James Hannaham
Tuesday, December 1 at 4:30pm
Joyce Kozloff with Alexi Worth
April 16, 2015 at DC Moore Gallery