Works on Paper at Maxwell Alexander Gallery
Jeffrey Carlson Reporting
Contributing Editor, Fine Art Today
Maxwell Alexander Gallery, a new venue for art in Culver City, California, presents its second exhibition: Drawings and Works on Paper.
After a busy and successful inaugural show in December, Maxwell Alexander Gallery opened its doors for a second group show on February 9. Several artists represented in the opening exhibition appear again in the second, which features artworks in various media on paper.
The contemporary artists featured in Drawings and Works on Paper include Scott Burdick, Damian Chavez, Nicholas Coleman, Glenn Dean, Phil Epp, Logan Maxwell Hagege, Jefferson Hayman, Jeremy Lipking, Susan Lyon, Emil Joseph Robinson, Alexey Steele, Joseph Todorovitch, Leonardo Villasenor, and Vincent Xeus. Historic works by Will Shuster and Maynard Dixon are also included. Exhibited works are available for sale and moderately priced.
While all of the art on display might be included under the category of realism, it is the diversity of the available works that is most striking. Drawings and Works on Paper offers a range of styles and sensibilities that, together, purposely presses and confuses the limits of representational art.
Maxwell Alexander Gallery seeks to establish itself as a prominent new art space in California, where local artists working in diverse styles can cooperate to form unique and exciting exhibitions. While the majority of the pieces presented are figural works, even these display varied approaches. Damian Chavez infuses his works with shocks of unexpected color, and in so doing, demonstrates an affinity for painting both pattern and psychology that is reminiscent of Klimt. Logan Maxwell Hagege creates images of Native Americans that are both iconic and sensitive. Alongside enigmatic and evocative prints by Jefferson Hayman are charcoals and pastels by some of the finest figural artists working today, forming an eclectic and intriguing mix.
Drawings and Works on Paper opened February 9 and will be on view through March 5.
Maxwell Alexander Gallery is located at 6144 Washington Boulevard, in Culver City, California, 90232. For more information on the exhibition and artwork inquiries, contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.