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Artist ID: 2210

My work is informed by my attraction to geometric illustrations from book covers created in the 1960s and 1970s, quilt patterns and the idea of displacement. I continually question my compositions as I strive for simplicity. The size of my work hints at the size of a book, which invites the viewer to become intimate with them. The patterns are intuitive and are generated in the moment, similar to the traditional way of designing a quilt. Creating these patterns becomes a meditative process. Areas of the paintings show shapes in positive and negative form. Certain shapes and lines are off- kilter and seem to be moved from their original location or expanding off the surface. These paintings are my attempt to show tradition combined with the moment of displacement.

Alex McClurg received his MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2013, and his BA in Studio Arts with a Minor in Art History from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2010. His work has been shown in Carolina, PR, Birmingham, AL, Lake City, SC, Santa Monica, CA, Hastings, NE, Knoxville, TN, and Brooklyn, NY. He lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama where he is the Lead Preparator at the Birmingham Museum of Art.

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