Curated by Marc Pally
Alexandra Grant uses language as the basis for her works in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Grant explores ideas of translation, identity, and dislocation by collaborating with other writers such as hypertext pioneer Michael Joyce, philosopher Hélène Cixous, and actor Keanu Reeves. Grant’s work is in the permanent collections of MOCA and LACMA, and has been featured in exhibitions including MOCA’s Focus Series and The Artist’s Museum; the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and Human Nature at LACMA.
Artwork Selected by the Curator
Marc Pally is an artist and curator/administrator specializing in public art. He received his MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Pally’s artwork may be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Orange County Museum of Art; and the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art among others. Pally taught studio art for many years at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California; served as the Director of LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions); and was City Planner for Public Art at the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles. The latter position began Pally's career in the field of public art, where he has become a nationally-recognized leader for the development and management of public art projects, primarily in the private sector. Pally currently serves as Artistic Director of Glow, a biannual dusk and beyond art event on the beach in Santa Monica, California. His passion and commitment is to engage the vision of artists in the public realm thereby helping to create environments in which the unexpected and often the enigmatic reside as key elements in our common spaces.