Jonny Alexander: “Heavy lightness” | KPBS Public Media

Courtesy of the artist

Artist Jonny Alexander is shown in an undated photo.

Every week from March 18, 2022 to April 10, 2022.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m.
Friday: 11 a.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m.

Swish Projects


On appointment; The opening reception will take place on Saturday, March 18 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Swish Projects will open a solo exhibition of new work by Jonny Alexander, “Heavy Levity”, from March 18 to April 10, 2022. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 18, 2022 from 6-9pm.

Visible by appointment via Calendment or by email.

This exhibition is centered around a series of large paintings on canvas, contrasting the natural landscape with the impact of man, and Alexander has linked the paintings together. “A painting of a living room scene represents a ‘painting’ on the wall. Elsewhere in the exhibition this painting can be found on a large scale. The works together become connected and self-referential, pointing to the general theme of blurred borders and giving a sense of the liminal space that is created when our perceived separations converge,” Alexander writes in his artist statement.

Alexandre’s work is surreal, but in each work what stands out the most is the juxtaposition of something from nature, or something wild (flowers, landscapes, rocks) with a human, domestic element (a landscaping living room, a table, an architectural detail).
—Julia Dixon Evans, KPBS. San Diego Weekend Art Events

Related links:
Jonny Alexandre’s website
Jonny Alexander’s Artist Statement on Instagram
Swish Projects on Instagram

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