Alex Weinstein

Alex Weinstein

failing vision by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

Failing Vision, 2013

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i'm not really here by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

I'm Not Really Here, 2013

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miss you by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

Miss You, 2013

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the end of something by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

The End of Something, 2012–2013

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sleep (study) by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

Sleep (Study), 2013

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untitled swell model (silver surfer) by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

Untitled Swell Model (Silver Surfer), 2013

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tuned down by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

Tuned Down, 2011–2012

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tuned out by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

Tuned Out, 2011–2012

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from the big island 1 by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

From the Big Island 1, 2013

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from the big island 3 by alex weinstein

Alex Weinstein

From the Big Island 3, 2013

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Saturday, September 7, 2013Saturday, October 26, 2013

Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Santa Monica, CA USA

Reception for the Artist
Saturday, September 7, 5:00 - 7:00 pm


Leslie Sacks Contemporary is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles artist Alex Weinstein.

This new body of work by Alex Weinstein is executed on wood panels with deep beveled edges. The presence of the bevel invokes the illusion of the oil paintings floating off the wall, as a kind of reverse window or visual cut-out of the architecture. Weinstein's process embraces traditional painting. The seemingly ambiguous and quietly tonal paintings come from extensive and rich building of color. The spectrum of the under-painted palette is revealed in the transitioning ambient light. Weinstein has long since employed the subject of the ocean as the vehicle through which he explores broader principles of interest. The works inevitably transcend the conventional depiction of the ocean and establish a new dialogue about painting.

Alex Weinstein's paintings are a successful endeavor in bringing together on one picture plane the concepts of minimalism/objecthood, abstraction, and representation. The confluence of these three principles in a singular field presents both opposing and synonymous ideas and challenges the notion of what a painting can be. Working in both a rich additive and subtle reductive manner, Weinstein executes enigmatic paintings, which are all at once minimal objects, planes of abstraction and vague representation.