Almine Rech is pleased to present a solo booth by Alexandre Lenoir for the 2023 edition of the The Armory Show.
Alexandre Lenoir is a French painter born in 1992. Lenoir's work explores the versatility of the painted image from reworked personal photographs. The landscapes or characters gradually become emblematic shapes, a poetic elsewhere as familiar as a dream, a myth, or a memory, where abstraction meets reality. Its variations on evocative forms reveal themselves without allowing us to fully anticipate the final image.
The image appears slowly with protocols of mechanical gestures imagined by Alexandre and realised over weeks or even months: tape masking, multiple layers of washes, until the paint impregnates the surface according to the "accidents" the painter deliberately engineers. Through a uniquely performative and intuitive gesture, the aquatic, mineral and vegetative elements of Lenoir's paintings take on a spiritual dimension. His will coupled with chance allows the painting to become itself a creative entity.
Thursday, September 7 | 2023 VIP Preview: Invitation Only
Friday, September 8 | 11am–7pm
Saturday, September 9 | 11am–7pm
Sunday, September 10 | 11am–6pm
Javits Center Crystal Palace Entrance
429 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Limited full-price general admission tickets are now on sale.
The Armory Show announces its curators for the 2023 Platform and Focus sections and the Curatorial Leadership Summit:
Eva Respini, Deputy Director and Director of Curatorial Programs at Vancouver Art Gallery, will curate the Platform section; Candice Hopkins, Director and Chief Curator of Forge Project, will curate the Focus section; and Adrienne Edwards, Engell Speyer Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will chair the sixth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit.