Breakout Artists 2013: Alex Chitty

Apr 25, 2013 / Newcity Art



“Making moves” is how Alex Chitty describes her structural interventions into an object or found image. She hunts for abstractions in a world where everything already makes too much sense. Chitty will carve a system of vents across photos in order to physically expand their volume. Or she will cast a pot in a grid of flexible latex, remove the original, and display its ghost-like shell on shelving systems made to resemble those at Crate & Barrel. Chitty is a welder and is constantly learning new techniques to complicate what we think we know about cultural objects.

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