The Soapbox Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition that presents recent works by artist Alex White Mazzarella. The show, titled “Society Under Fire”, presents six neo-expressionist multi media paintings that visually communicate our societal condition and the increasing threat it holds to our humanity.
Highlighting the show is a seven-foot red, yellow and gray painting/drawing, titled “Becoming Bubble Gum”. Here alongside an iconic language and provocative script a punk like fetus lays hostage to an arriving sharp and jagged environment. This painting is made from oil pastel, charcoal, acrylic paint, enamel, coffee grounds and buckets of water.
Alex White-Mazzarella, Boston 1979, is trained as an economist, urban planner and artist who moved to New York City in 2008 after living in Hong Kong, Barcelona and Rome. Building upon street art and graffiti as the cave paintings of today, his intense whimsical work expresses perspectives on the contemporary human in an urban language derived from his current working city, New York.