Aaron Wexler
abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz, 2015
Acrylic Painted Paper, Archival Print Material and Acrylic Paint Collaged on Panel
90 x 80 in
 
Aaron Wexler
Altitude Collector, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper And Print Material Collaged On Panel
30 x 42 in

Aaron Wexler

Samurai, 2014

Acrylic Painted Paper, Archival Print Material and Acrylic Paint Collaged on Panel

90h x 80w in

Aaron Wexler
After The Glitter is Gone, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper, Archival Print Material and Acrylic Paint Collaged on Panel
69 x 90 in
 
Aaron Wexler
Erotic City, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper And Print Material Collaged On Paper
16.5 x 24 in
Aaron Wexler
Mutually Unshared Spaces, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper And Print Material Collaged On Panel
22 x 31 in
Aaron Wexler
The Love Life of a Leaf, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper And Print Material Collaged On Paper
25.75 x 21.5 in
Aaron Wexler
Plotting Against Yellow, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper And Print Material Collaged On Paper
22 x 30 in
Aaron Wexler

Aaron Wexler, Knot In The No, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper, Archival Print Material and Acrylic Paint Collaged on Panel
68h x 48w in (172.7h x 121.9w cm)
 

Aaron Wexler
Sure, 2014
Acrylic Painted Paper And Print Material Collaged On Paper
9.5 x 7 in

Aaron Wexler

The Basket Looked Like An Ocean, And I Was Just Throwing Rocks In It

February 12 – March 21, 2015

Morgan Lehman Gallery is pleased to present Aaron Wexler's second solo exhibition with the gallery titled The Basket Looked Like An Ocean, And I Was Just Throwing Rocks In It. Works in the exhibition continue Wexler's unique approach to combining painting, collage, and printmaking media.

 

Utilizing source materials ranging from found photographs of jungle gyms to Audubon illustrations, Wexler creates an intricate visual architecture that entangles layers of collaged hand painted paper, digital prints, and pages taken from industrial design books. Reciprocally concealing and revealing, the intersection of rigid lines provide a latticework for the organic forms to flow in and out of view. Shape, line, color, and pattern play within this structure, manipulating and shifting in the positive and negative spaces. With a color palette that ranges from neutral to vivid, Wexler weaves together botanical and geometric shapes as a poetic response to the visual potential found in nature.

 

Aaron Wexler received his B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and his M.F.A. from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Selected galleries include Morgan Lehman Gallery, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, One In The Other Gallery and Lehmann Maupin Gallery. His works are in public and private collections including The West Collection, The Saatchi Collection, and The New Britain Museum of American Art. Wexler has been a guest artist and lecturer at institutions such as The Drawing Center, NY, Parsons/New School University, Penn State University, Christies Education, NY and The National Academy Museum, NY. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, BOMB, and has been featured in numerous catalogs and books on art and design. Aaron Wexler lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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