March 25, 2017 - April 24, 2017
Featuring different manifestations of his working style, Parallel Projections explores Huxley’s interests in humankind’s place in the cosmos, the effects of technology on society, and the pursuit of rendering them artistically. Continuing his motif of the space traveller, several paintings feature isolated figures, void of context, afloat in a "neon afterlife" with pops of color and geometry.
Huxley also revisits a cinematic series featuring mutant toys set against picturesque cityscapes. Goliath monsters, made from hacked-together toy parts and animal bones, burst from covert experimentation chambers into the streets while their caretakers flee for their lives. The inspiration behind this series is the ludicrous projects that the military industrial complex embark upon with little thought about the potential effects on society and the environment.
Alec Huxley is a painter based in San Francisco. His work, primarily representational, is filled with contrast. Simultaneously stark and colorful, it focuses on landscapes of the American West Coast. Cinematic scenes serve as imperfect records of place, time and architecture for space travellers and wild animals. A self taught artist, his background includes studies in business, graphic design, photography, as well as a career in printing before committing to fine art full-time in 2009.