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Peter Alexander

Elkon Gallery

At the Elkon Gallery, Californian Peter Alexander was seen in his first full East Coast exhibition, although several of his luminously elegant cast plastic cubes and wedges have been shown at random in the gallery and recently in the Whitney’s Sculpture Annual. Alexander’s characteristic medium is a wedge-shaped pinkish or lavender/blue/grey delicately slender object, partially transparent, which catches, reflects and diffuses light as it passes through the prismatic density of the piece. Neither fully object, nor fully treated as illusion in the pictorial sense, the work situates itself somewhere in the midst of a state of objecthood and a state of artifice and illusionism.

Pink Window, a tapered squarish wedge set on a high lucite base is an opaque, gelatinous magenta when viewed from the side, but when looked at from the front or back it appears as an almost flat sheet of pinkish light

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