This Salon will feature a selection from two of Alexandra's latest series (FALLS and FIELDS) within the home of fellow collectors. The conversation will be lead by Ari Lipkis who knows Alexandra's work very well as he has curated it for exhibitions in the past.
Since 2011 Alexandra has immersed herself in her studio, and focused exclusively on her art. FIELDS is an ongoing series of beeswax and mixed media drawings on paper. The works pair image and text to create an abstract portraiture that lingers at the threshold of presence.
She is also creating abstract works in video (Quietudes), as well as Silk Chiffon, Tulle and Alabaster in a new body of work called FALLS that embraces the the paradox of the immaterial material.
About the artist
While traveling fluidly between different artistic mediums and realms, Artist Alexandra Posen’s work has persistently circled around the cipher of character and spirit. A graduate of Brown University, she later studied physical theater and mask work at The Legendary L’École Jacques Lecoq in Paris, before returning to New York to start the performance group Atlas Mason, and to work with a host of visual theater artists including Ruth Malezech, Roman Paska, Julie Taymor and Phillipe Genty. As a master mask-maker, Posen’s work turned inward from performance towards a deeper exploration of the animate nature of material objects and their role as tools of transformation. It is from this period, at the turn of the millennium, that her wax drawing series, FIELDS first emerged. Concurrently, in 2001, Alexandra became a co-founder and Creative Director of ZAC POSEN, helping to lead her brother’s label to become a significant global brand.