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Alec Spangler
updated: 04/23/2008
website: www.alecspangler.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Plum Line
Plum Line (detail)
Goldenrod
Goldenrod (detail)
Red Earth
Red Earth (detail)
Olive Branch
Olive Branch (detail)
Long Landscape (left)
Long Landscape (right)
Long Landscape (detail)
Remediation
Green Scene
In the Cut
In the Cut (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, landscape, mapping, obsessive, science, fantasy, futuristic, technology, systems, memory
 
 
Plum Line by Alec Spangler
Plum Line
Ink on paper
2008
40" x  90" 
Plum Line (detail) by Alec Spangler
Plum Line (detail)
Ink on paper
2008
40" x  90" 
Goldenrod by Alec Spangler
Goldenrod
Ink on paper
2008
43" x  78" 
Goldenrod (detail) by Alec Spangler
Goldenrod (detail)
Ink on paper
2008
43" x  78" 
Red Earth by Alec Spangler
Red Earth
Ink on paper
2008
24" x  55" 
Red Earth (detail) by Alec Spangler
Red Earth (detail)
Ink on paper
2008
24" x  55" 
Olive Branch by Alec Spangler
Olive Branch
Ink on paper
2008
24" x  55" 
Olive Branch (detail) by Alec Spangler
Olive Branch (detail)
Ink on paper
2008
24" x  55" 
Long Landscape (left) by Alec Spangler
Long Landscape (left)
Graphite on drafting vellum
2008
48" x  288" 
Long Landscape (right) by Alec Spangler
Long Landscape (right)
Graphite on drafting vellum
2008
48" x  288" 
Long Landscape (detail) by Alec Spangler
Long Landscape (detail)
Graphite on drafting vellum
2008
48" x  288" 
Remediation by Alec Spangler
Remediation
Graphite on drafting vellum
2007
36" x  48" 
Green Scene by Alec Spangler
Green Scene
Ink on paper
2008
42" x  72" 
In the Cut by Alec Spangler
In the Cut
Ink on paper
2008
33" x  90" 
In the Cut (detail) by Alec Spangler
In the Cut (detail)
Ink on paper
2008
33" x  90" 

Artist Statement
My current work consists of drawings meant to be read as an analogy to movement through a landscape.  Long format works require one to literally walk from one end to the other, while the accessibility of imagery fluctuates due to scale, level of detail, and distance from the viewer.  The imagery itself is drawn from a lexicon of objects symbolizing the mixture of nature and culture: trees, rocks, water, pipes, retaining walls, and most importantly; the path.  With many precedents, including Japanese landscape scrolls, narrative illustration, and even board games, the idea of tracing a path through illusionary space is not a new one, but I believe it has a special relevance to the contemporary landscape, which is so often experienced remotely or in isolation from a greater context. 

Artist Bio / CV

Alec Spangler 

Education
Purchase College, MFA (2008)

Vassar College, BA (2002)

Exhibitions
Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, Neuberger Museum of Art (2008) 

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, New York Museum, Albany NY (2008)

Feel the Earth Move, Westchester Arts Council, White Plains, NY (2008) 

The Main Line, thesis exhibition, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Purchase, NY (2008)

Purchase College MFA Show, White Box @ The Annex, New York, NY (2008)

Valhalla, Purchase College fall MFA exhibition, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase College, Purchase, NY (2007)

 

Place Setting, Purchase College spring MFA exhibition, Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY (2007)

 

Square Foot Show, Art Gotham, New York, NY (2005)

 

The Other Artists…In Attendance, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY (2004)

 

Members’ Exhibitions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY (2003, 2004)

 

Publications

Featured artist, Sage Magazine, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (2007, vol. 2, issue 2)

 

Interview, Arts News, Westchester Arts Council, (April, 2008)

 

Interview, Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape, web catalogue, Neuberger Museum of Art (2008)

 

Fellowships and Awards 
Arts Exchange Fellowship, Westchester Arts Council (2008) 

Best in show, Members Exhibition, Barrett Art Center (2004) 

Louis Rubenstein Fund for Studio Art, Vassar College (2002)