Put your home where your groceries were where your kids are
Alexandra Noel's work frequently incorporates domestic objects, such as the refrigerator in this painting on panel. By rendering the household appliance as if largely transparent, the refrigerator is made surreal and allows the viewer to see the edible contents within. Its skeletal composition also highlights the strong lines and sweeping curves of its inner architecture.
Los Angeles-based Alexandra Noel paints fantastical image assemblages that blend the surreal and the familiar. Her compact panels explore the relationship between the body and handheld devices by cropping and resizing images. In her work, domestic objects and other commonplace elements are often placed in imaginary settings and tragic scenarios.