Alex Israel

Summer 2


Opening on Saturday, June, 10, 2017
from 6 to 8 pm

Press release

Almine Rech Gallery is pleased to present Alex Israel’s third solo exhibition at the gallery, featuring an ensemble of his recent works. Israel’s practice explores the iconography of his hometown of Los Angeles, the Hollywood film industry, and the cult of celebrity. Embracing its clichés and styles, he posits Los Angeles as central to an understanding of American culture and the American dream. In his paintings, sculptures and installations – which include elements from talk shows and performance art – he conveys, transforms and comments on the city’s mythology and aesthetic.