Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to announce a two-person show of new work by Peter Alexander and Sarah Braman. Alexander (b. 1939), an active artist within the Los Angeles-based “Light and Space” movement, has applied focused attention to the use of resin and plastics in his art since the mid-1960s. Braman (b. 1970), a sculptor known for her ironically sensitive use of a variety of detrital “non-art” materials, has been exhibiting in New York and internationally throughout the past decade.
These two seemingly disparate artists coalesce in this show of sculpture and wall-mounted objects. The idea for this exhibition originated at NADA 2009 where Sarah Braman viewed Peter Alexander’s work for the first time. Her initial reaction and Alexander’s subsequent response to Braman’s work led to enthusiastic plans for this show.
Though Alexander and Braman are from opposite coasts and different generations, their works balance sinuously and occupy space with a shared sensitivity to situation and context. Each artist addresses concerns of perception, light, atmosphere, and spatial orientation, employing color and translucence and resolving their own formal pursuits in ways that are varied yet surprisingly compatible. In doing so, their work becomes a concrete, abstract response to a personal and atmospheric experience.
Peter Alexander’s work has been exhibited internationally in over 70 solo exhibitions and more than 200 group exhibitions in galleries and museums, including three solo shows here at Franklin Parrasch. His work resides in the permanent collections of over fifty institutions world wide, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Guggenheim Museum (New York).
Sarah Braman is represented by Museum 52 (New York) and, in recent years, has participated in solo and group exhibitions at Dicksmith Gallery (London), Zach Feuer (New York), Leo Koenig Projekte (New York) and Andrea Rosen Gallery (New York). Braman’s work is currently the focus of a solo show entitled Indian Summer at the Le Conforte Moderne in Poitiers, France, where she recently returned from an artist’s residency.