Human/nature. The Ridiculous and Sublime: Recent Works by John Alexander

Artist John Alexander talks about his artistic production over the past decade. An SMU alumnus who studied under Roger Winter, John’s early work was rooted in experiences from his native environment around Beaumont, Texas. While a graduate student at SMU in the early 1970s, John worked as a preparator at the Meadows Museum, where he spent a good deal of time hanging and rehanging the works of Francisco de Goya. The satirical prints of Goya have remained for Alexander a source of inspiration throughout his career and can be seen most clearly in his images of people who assume animal characteristics and in the tension that hides just beneath the surface of his landscape paintings.

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