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24.11.17
Inbred Monuments. Landscapes for Butthole Surfers

Alex Knost

CATALOGUE

 

ALEX KNOST Artist, musician, & surfer, Alex Knost (b.1985) has been experimenting within surfings subculture for over a decade, submerging his interest in vintage surfboard design as well as a wide range of various artistic mediums. Surfer Magazine has called Knost "unlike any other surfer in the world", drawing from 60's and 70's technique for poised, imaginative, eccentric form. In 2012 Alex founded his own surfboard label Brown Microwave Television, experimenting with outdated or disregarded design. He has traveled internationally creating and exhibiting various bodies of work in the form of paintings, films, photography, sculpture and music. He has recorded and toured with since expired "pop rock group" Japanese Motors, as well as current lo-fi minimal pop band Tomorrows Tulips. In 2016 he debuted Glitterbust, an experimental electric guitar duo formed with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth. In 2017 Alex co-founded the Costa Mesa Conceptual Art Center (Costa Mesa, CA). Most recently his photography was exhibited at Acne Studios (Tokyo), Depart Foundation (Los angeles) and 303 gallery (NYC).

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017    
'Form and void' solo exhibition Oct 13, T-Art Hall Tokyo, Japan
'BlÄ Konst Fall/Winter 2017', Acne Studios, Tokyo, Japan
'Sea Sick in Paradise', Depart Foundation, Malibu, CA
'Free Jazz Vein', 303 Gallery, New York, NY
'Op Shop', RVCA, Byron Bay, Australia

2016    
'Laundry Piece', Costa Mesa Museum of Modern Art, Costa Mesa, CA 

2015    
'All The Instruments Agree', Glitterbust performance with Kim Gordon, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
'Sweater Sculptures', Corner Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 

2013
'Fried Performance', Mollusk Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2011    
'O.B.O.', China Heights Gallery, Sydney, Australia
'Peripheral', Nine Lives Gallery, Brisbane, Australia (with Alex Kopps) 

2008    
'Art Auction for Displacement', The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA 

2007    
'Herbie Fletcher/Alex Knost', Surf Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

2005    
'New Image Art', RCVA HQ, Costa Mesa, CA 

2004    
'Trash', Modern Amusement, Newport Beach, CA

COLLECTIONS
Acne Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
RVCA, Costa Mesa, CA

Earlier Event: November 11
10.11.17
Ellery Gallery
Later Event: December 12
12.12.17
Works On Paper 2017