Ro2 is proud to present Spangled, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Alexander Revier. The show will run from July 2 through August 19, 2019. There will be an artist reception held on Thursday, July 11 from 7-10 PM at the Second-floor bar of the Magnolia Theatre
Alexander Revier’s second solo show at Ro2 Art focuses predominantly on color and form, saturating the entire picture plane with a miscellany of elements. Drawing upon his experience growing up as a second-generation German immigrant living in Irving, Texas, absorbing the influences and language of the diverse cultural makeup, Revier is interested in how visual art exists as a universal language. Spangled becomes a metaphor for diversity as the artist amalgamates and mingles unexpected elements, color and design together in a lively maximalist assemblage.
As a child, learning how to read and understand language did not come easy by any means. Words and their meanings still look and sound funny, especially out of context. The word spangled sounds funny to me, particularly hearing it every day in school and not knowing what it meant.
I was born and raised in Irving, Texas, the 10th most diverse city in America. I am a second generation German immigrant, so many different languages and influences were infused in my psyche. Although I only speak English and nonsense, the most comfortable language for me is art. I believe color and design are the most universal languages.
“Spangle” cannot be used in America without its connection to the American Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. Living in a German family in a city full of immigrants from every ethnicity, the word makes sense now. It is a metaphor for diversity.
This new body of work focuses primarily on one of our more universal languages, color, and shape. I am a maximalist so I generally work the entire piece and spangle the fuck out of it. I'm going to put things all over the place and try to overwork it and hope all the elements co-exist with each other.
About the Artist
Alex Revier is a Dallas based artist whose work ranges from 2D collage, painting, and sculpture. Revier received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas, with a concentration in New Media Art. Revier traditionally uses elements of humor and color in their approaches of art making.
About Ro2 Art
Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, represents a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery, founded in 2010 by mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth, regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC and Cedars Union and maintains an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's "Best Art Gallery" and was presented with the 25th Annual Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. The gallery's art fair program has included the Dallas Art Fair, Texas Contemporary, and Art Aspen.
All works will be on view from July 2 through August 19. Please join us for the artist reception on Thursday, July 11 from 6-8 PM at Ro2 Art at the Magnolia Theatre, located at 3699 McKinney Avenue, Suite 100, Dallas TX 75204. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.