Alex Paik “Stretto”

Trestle Gallery

poster for Alex Paik “Stretto”
[Image: Image: Alex Paik "Hexagon (Klint)" (2017) gouache, colored pencil, paper, nails, dimensions variable]

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In classical music a stretto is when the subject of a fugue is repeated in close, overlapping succession, usually at the end of the piece. Similarly, Paik’s fugue-like modular wall installations focus on one shape or unit as its subject which is then repeated in different orientations as the piece is hung. The way that the units layer and form other compound shapes mimic the way a fugue’s subject is transposed, inverted, and folded into itself. His work explores ephemerality, reflected color, and repetition as a generative compositional process.

The title is also a nod to the many overlapping roles that Paik has as an artist, director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, curator of Satellite Art Show, and chief curator at Trestle Gallery.

Alex Paik is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and art fairs nationally and internationally. He is represented by Gallery Joe (Philadelphia) and is the director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, a non-profit network of artist-run spaces with locations in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and Chicago. He is the curator of the Satellite Art Show, an alternative art fair in Miami.



from September 07, 2018 to September 22, 2018

Opening Reception on 2018-09-07 from 19:00 to 21:00


Alex Paik

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