November 1-29, 2008
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
The Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco is please to present a solo exhibition of the work of New York-based artist Alexandre Singh. Singh will present a short lecture during the opening at 7:30pm.
Assembly Instructions is a loose associative structure made up of over one hundred and twenty xerox collages arranged in patterns on the wall. An intricate network of dotted lines connects the ideas and associations of the individual pieces into larger themes that flit from the serious to the profoundly absurd. The version of the work that Singh is presenting at Jack Hanley takes the metaphysical nature of San Francisco itself as its departure point – a city that lies on the border of reality and the imaginary, before proceeding to investigate the nature of dreams, logic and insanity; the emotionally pornographic nature of in-flight movies; and the rhizomic structure of confession with the hierarchy of the Catholic Church: to whom does the Pope confess to? Singh will be giving a short lecture on the opening night expanding upon the ideas presented in the collages.
Alexandre Singh was born in Bordeaux, France. Singh graduated from SVA, New York in 2005, and studied at Oxford University’s Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. In 2006 he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work has been shown at White Columns, Capsule Gallery and PS1 in New York, Associates and Vilma Gold in London, Second Gallery in Boston and Galerie Edward Mitterand in Geneva, amongst others. Singh currently lives and works in New York City.