Presenting the Los Angeles-based artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Drifting on a Memory debuts large-scale oil paintings and works on paper that mark a conceptual voyage into the artist's past. Departing from his decades-long practice of creating video installations built-up from hundreds of original paintings, drawings and photographs rendered into digital compositions, Drifting on a Memory marks Alexopoulos' return to oil painting, a medium he has consistently utilized behind the scenes of these iconic moving image works in various, subtle ways.
In this solo exhibition, artist Los Angeles-based Yorgo Alexopoulos, widely known for video, returns to painting to mine memories, real and imagined, of the Southern California landscape of his childhood, etched with the grief of a painful, abrupt loss. Even as the narrative is obscured, his use of color emotes the peculiarity of remembering the smallest of details, many moons later.