Alex Golden
Medium: Multi-Disciplinary

Studio Location:
Queens Medallion Studios - Studio# 205
43-39 21st Street

Phone: 6462890440



Artist Bio:
Alex Golden, is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist who majored in psychology and visual art at Williams College and graduated with an MFA from Hunter College in 2009. He has shown his work in Toronto, Miami, New York, Berlin, and Chonqing and was included in the 20 Year Anniversary Show at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. Alex contributed an animated segment to Lily Benson's collaborative film, The Filmballad of Mamadada which has been screened at festivals around the world, and recently had work in the group exhibition, "Emergency Contacts," curated by Jamieson Webster and Javier Hernandez at Placeholder Gallery in conjunction with Fordistas in Miami. A passionate critic of greed in late capitalism, Alex recently organized a group of affordable art studios in Long Island City. He has lectured at Hunter and Baruch College, and his work is in private collections around the U.S.

Artist Statement:
Alex Golden uses digital immateriality as a conceptual device in his series of abandoned goldmines in the American West. Drawn by hand on an iPad from small online photographs, Golden painstakingly interpolates information to create faux large-format. In his months'-long drawing interventions, Golden essentially wrestles with the fate of the gold standard, using devotional images to raise questions about the nature of Capital, the value of labor, and the American Dream.

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