STANDING ON THE DEEP END – ALEXANDER GLASS


A towel falls, a body emerges from steam and drips over the impermeable oor...

Through his sculptural installations, Alexander Glass explores the separation between images and real- ity in spaces commonly associated with the potent male body. In scenarios which rst appear seductive and idyllic, Glass reveals their implied horri c potential with traces of violence and catastrophe.

The swimming pool, the gym, and the locker-room showers are frequently used as legitimising scenar- ios for the cinematic lens to objectify the male body. Whilst these spaces symbolise physical strength and beauty, they also leave the subject exposed within their sterility; a sterility which is precarious and constantly vulnerable to corruption through the arrival of an abject material. Glass’ work explores the distance between the erotic and horri c through re-presentation of common cinematic tropes of se- duction and the physical imagery that is inseparable from them. Familiar objects and images of desire become distorted through subverted materials and insinuated intention.

...the glass smashes, limbs freeze and the uid runs thick.


Royal College of Art - MA Fine Art Sculpture - 2017, University of Brighton - (BA Hons) Fine Art Sculpture - 2014, Dialogues on the Threshold - Crypt Gallery, London - August 2016 Never Leave the Disco Alone - Resort Studios, Margate - August 2016 Closer to Veg - Fitzroy Park, London - July 2016 On to the Next - The Royal Standard, Liverpool - May 2016 Cells - Victorian Prison Cells, Brighton - April 2016 #1 In The Game - Rainbow Unicorn, Berlin - April 2016 Day 1: innbakaður skur - Sim House, Reykjavik, Iceland - August 2015 FAUX SHO - Assembly House, Leeds - March - April 2015 No Grey Areas - Ha Ha Gallery, Southampton - February - March 2015 Correspondence - Prestamex House, Brighton - February 2015 Running Up that Building and Diving into the Pool - Scena Productions, Camberwell, London - January 2015


21.10.16 - 02.11.16