Alexandra Noel at Bodega

Artist: Alexandra Noel

Exhibition title: There’s always something

Venue: Bodega, New York, US

Date: October 25 – December 15, 2019

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Bodega, New York

Aside from the machines an artist is connected to, he is in an empty fluorescent room. The gallerist is his lone human visitor. She leans over his vegetative face. Her eyes wander around the room as he groans and gurgles musty bubbles into her ear. She interprets this as something.

She then stands in another empty fluorescent room and represents this something. She inhales as if to begin recitation but only holds her breath. “Thhhhp.”

She returns to the artist in his bed and listens again.

Alexandra Noel (b.1989) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Master Planned, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris; Just a head, Atlantis, Marseille; Theater Road, Parker Gallery, Los Angeles; From rafters, Bodega, New York and Bone-in, Neochrome, Turin. Recent group exhibitions include Bolthole, with Orion Martin, Potts, Los Angeles; A Cloth Over a Birdcage, Château Shatto, Los Angeles, Metamorphõseõn, Galerie Sultana, Paris; Kiss in Tears curated by XYZ Collective, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles; Tiger Poems and Songs for Hurricanes, Travesia Cuatro, Guadalajara; By the Lakeside, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; Economy Plus, organized by Camille Blatrix, Balice Hertling, Paris; Instrument of the Homecoming, The Sunroom, Richmond; All at Once, with Naoki Sutter-Shudo, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco; Aunt Nancy, Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

This is her second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Alexandra Noel, There’s always something, 2019, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Alexandra Noel, There’s always something, 2019, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Alexandra Noel, There’s always something, 2019, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Alexandra Noel, There’s always something, 2019, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Alexandra Noel, There’s always something, 2019, exhibition view, Bodega, New York

Alexandra Noel, Did you walk into a flower?, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 10 x 14 in (25.4 x 35.6 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Food Processor, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 6 x 4.5 in (15.2 x 11.4 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Making Strange, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 6 x 4.5 in (15.2 x 11.4 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Elyse, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3.5 x 7 in (8.9 x 17.8 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Eric, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 8 x 4.5 in (20.3 x 11.4 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Finding Armageddon at the Beach, 1998, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 8 x 13 in (20.3 x 33 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Acting, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 4 in (7.6 x 10.2 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Lifting, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 4 in (7.6 x 10.2 cm)

Alexandra Noel, L, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 4 in (7.6 x 10.2 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Y, a self portrait, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 4 in (7.6 x 10.2 cm)

Alexandra Noel, I, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 4 x 10 in (7.6 x 10.2 x 25.4 cm)

Alexandra Noel, E, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 5.75 x 1.75 in (7.6 x 14.6 x 4.4 cm)

Alexandra Noel, Eep, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 4 in (7.6 x 10.2 cm)

Alexandra Noel, XX, 2019, Oil and enamel on panel, 3 x 4 in (7.6 x 10.2 cm)