This May, Smithsonian Portrait Gallery finalist Jason Shawn Alexander returns to Corey Helford Gallery for the debut of his first Los Angeles solo exhibition “Mourners Walk Over Maple Leaves”. The opening will take place on Saturday, May 8th 2010 from 7PM to 10PM, and the show will be exhibited until May 29, 2010.
Taking a turn from previous exhibits, Alexander states, “This series of works is the most personal collection I’ve done. All pretense seems to have disappeared and I’m painting for myself. I’m still painting the figure, playing with flesh and atmosphere and paint, but really exploring it with my own eyes. I’m painting what I want to paint and how I want to paint. And I’ve included something I’ve wanted to do for years - large works on paper. It’s a series of seven life-size figurative works whose title, “The Mourners”, correlates with the title of the exhibition. It will be something to see.”