Alexis Mackenzie @ Park LifeJune 10th, 2009
“Never Be Sad”
Opening Reception – Friday June 26th, 7pm – 10pm
June 26th – July 27th
Park Life is pleased to announce our next art exhibition featuring the work of Alexis Anne Mackenzie. This show marks Mackenzie’s first solo exhibition at Park Life and will feature all new work.
Alexis Mackenzie’s dreamlike collages intertwine the style of early 1900’s Dadaist Max Ernst with a strong botanical element to create strangely powerful scenarios. Benign elements such as flowers, human and animal figures, and other assorted Victoriana graft together symbiotically in tableaux which seem to deal simultaneously with both evolution and entropy. The resulting images pay homage to the Surrealist importance of the subconscious, where the meaning is left deliberately ambiguous.
Alexis Mackenzie was born and raised in the Midwest before moving to Vermont at the age of 16. After high school she traveled to Italy and Greece to study art history and fine arts, before attending Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, where she earned her BFA. After graduating, she moved to San Francisco where she currently resides. Her collage work has been featured in galleries and publications around the world.