Andrew Alba: Gas Station HoneydewCurrent
AIR SPACE: JUN 28 – AUG 24, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: JUN 28, 2019
As a child of a Mexican-American father and a white mother, Albas’ work balances lines of identity and representation by presenting brown people in white spaces. His paintings and sculptures frequently repeat images of fruit, worn out cars with nice rims, and gas station logos.
Alba produces work, in a way that is raw, quick, immediate, using reclaimed drop cloths, drywall mud, and reclaimed lumber taken from his job sites. While not archival quality or what a traditional oil painter or sculptor would use, he is attracted to how these materials become representations of the blue-collar experience of working till you die.
His artwork is for tired, working people.