Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) in Exhibition at CTRL Gallery, Opening Friday September 10th, 6-8pm

Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) is returning to CTRL gallery with "Wax and Wane", a solo exhibition of new work including monoprint etchings, wall- based sculpture and a large-scale freestanding sculptural work. There is a strong celestial character to Granwell's etchings. They have a rare and ancient quality and could almost pass as antediluvian renderings of prophetic visions or metaphysical depictions of the various shapes of the soul. Though at the same time, these works on paper have a distinctly utilitarian feel, like documents or plans of some sort. They are both diagrammatic and soulful, graphic yet mysterious. Granwell's sculptures are often of the earth as she collects most of her materials from the streets around her Philadelphia studio. Everything is organized and catalogued according to color, size, etc. Some of these items are then cast in paper, some are bound in waxed thread, and some are carefully painted before they are carefully composed to form delicate sculptural wall collages. They are however only delicate in the way the human spirit is delicate; sure they could be crushed, but it's almost certain that they would quickly re-form and be even stronger for it.

Granwell has exhibited internationally including a 2005 solo exhibition at the Europos Parkas Museum, Vilinius, Lithuania. Other venues include exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Print Center, Ontario, CA and a solo show at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, VA. Granwell received her MFA (2007) at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives and works in Philadelphia and is represented by CTRL gallery, Houston.

To see more of Alexis's work, visit http://www.alexisgranwell.com/index.html

Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 10th - Saturday, October 23rd

CTRL Gallery
3907 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 - 6:00pm and by appointment

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