Alex Vlasov, “I Paint Houses”; Feb 3rd – Mar 25th

I Paint Houses
Alex Vlasov

Opening reception: February 3rd, 2023, 6-9pm
Artist talk: March 5th, 2023, 2pm

Undercutting the art historical weight of the term “painting,” Vlasov’s newest body of work playfully constructs a relationship between raw building materials, fluorescent color, and the everyday as a canvas. Mitered angles of construction lumber halo lively and structural configurations of paintings on treated plywood, metal studs sandwich layers of composite drywall, and concrete blocks appear to prop up the limbs of the artist’s sprawling artworks. Vlasov’s presentation of an alternative concept of value, technique, and labor in contemporary art echo his commendation of experimentation and amusement in the studio.

I Paint Houses opens concurrently with Back in the Day on Friday, February 3rd at Waterloo Arts Gallery (15605 Waterloo Rd) between 6-9pm. Following the opening reception, both exhibitions will be open to visit on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm, and by appointment on weekdays. To request an appointment, email or call 216.692.9500.

Facebook event (opening reception)

Facebook event (artist talk)

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Alex Vlasov is a serious artist. Most of the time, Vlasov makes art about art. By using prickly humor he takes a stand for art revolution and certainly suggests it is finally a time to overthrow the old tables of crockery and flat champagne. Vlasov is a recipient of many scholarships and prizes, but who gives a shit anymore. His work has been shown in galleries, one museum and numerous houses of art collectors.
IG: @alexey_esenin

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