For The Armory Show, Anat Ebgi is pleased to present a solo installation of new paintings by Los Angeles artist Alec Egan. Egan’s thick impastoed paintings are strikingly banal interiors, seascapes, and mountainscapes. His vivid color and lush wallpapers of peculiar buds, blooming bouquets, or fruit-patterned fabrics intricately come together as mediations on the domestic, natural beauty, and fragility of life. Rich with art-historical references ranging from Van Gogh to Hokusai, Egan’s sentimental and dreamy compositions are simultaneously faithful and inventive engagements with painterly traditions.
Alec Egan (b. 1984, Los Angeles, CA) completed his MFA at Otis College of Art and Design in 2013, and received a BFA in creative writing and poetry from Kenyon College. Recent solo exhibitions include Miro’s Corner at MAKI Gallery in Tokyo, Japan; The Study at Charles Moffett Gallery, New York, NY; and Look Out, Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA. His work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA; California Heritage Museum, Santa Monica, CA; and the Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA. Egan’s current solo exhibition Drawing Room at Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT is on view through October 9, 2023. Egan lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.