Details:

In this painting, the geometric and richly stylized space centers the subject in their own self-contained world. The languid figure performs a self-appointed ritual while their shape, clothes and surroundings clash and mingle—courting both order and a precarious chaos.
Framed: 14.1 x 12.5 x 1.5 in.
Signed

① Artwork:

Saturday Sandwich

This oblique and allegorical work lands somewhere between self-portraiture and a painting about painting. The geometric and richly stylized space centers the subject in their own self-contained world. The languid figure performs a self-appointed ritual while their shape, clothes and surroundings clash and mingle—courting both order and a precarious chaos. The artist's work employs saturated colors and hard-edge abstractions alongside open-ended narratives and patterns. Guariglia's psychologically-charged compositions explore femininity as well as anxiety and daily monotonies.

Specs:

10 inches
12 inches
with frame
12.5 inches
14.13 inches

③ Artist:

Alexa Guariglia

Combining memory and pattern, Alex Guariglia’s paintings depict stylized spaces that center her subjects into self-contained worlds. The artist draws inspiration from femininity, motherhood, leisure, craft and magic, as well as the more performative aspects of studio practice. Alexa Guariglia’s paintings are oblique and allegorical works that land somewhere between self-portraiture and painting about painting.

BIO:

Alexa Guariglia was born in New York City in 1990. The artist received her BFA in painting from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2011.

Exhibitions of Guargilia’s work include five solo presentations at Moskowitz Bayse in Los Angeles, California, as well as additional solo and group exhibitions in New York City and Boston, Massachusetts.

Guariglia lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

Alexa Guariglia:
Saturday Sandwich, 2021
Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper
12.0 × 10.0 inches /