Sunday, May 19, 2024

Alan Belcher

Alan Belcher, courtesy of Hunt Gallery

Alan Belcher’s concept-based work is decidedly multi-layered and object oriented. He has been recognized in the past as an originator of a tactile fusion of photography and object-making. A transparency of vision and simplicity of fabrication with a concentrated regard for materials remain hallmarks of his serial productions. A sense of humour and a reverence for both Pop and Poveric sensibilities, as well as a hands-on approach; invade much of his work. His lifelong study of the works by artists Manzoni, Fontana, Pascali, Balla, Boccioni, and Scarpitta inform much of his work history, and indeed the pieces included in this exhibition.

Works by Alan Belcher are held in various public collections which include the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), Le Consortium (Dijon), Musee des Beaux-Arts (Montréal), Deste Foundation (Athens), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Zurich), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Chase Manhattan Bank, Credit Suisse Collection, Dropbox HQ (San Francisco), The Progressive Insurance Art Collection (Ohio), MoCA San Diego, Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery at UBC (Vancouver), and Musée Nicéphore Niépce (Chalon-sur-Saône, France) —as well as numerous prominent private collections.

Napoli, 2024, Neapolitan ice cream on canvas 10 x 16 x 3 inches 25.4 x 40.7 x 7.7 cm, courtesy of LFdocumentation
Vesuvio Vesuvio, 2024 Oil on canvas, pepperoni pizza, lava from Vesuvius 22 x 22 x 5 inches 56 x 56 x 12.7 cm, courtesy of LFdocumentation
Roma, 2024, Oil on canvas, 24k gold on Bulgari soap 8 x 6 x 2⅜ inches 20.3 x 15.3 x 6 cm, courtesy of LFdocumentation
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