3AM Rococo is an exhibition of realistically rendered op art paintings by Alex Garant. Exploring darker tones and playing with patterns and textures, Alex Garant has created portraits in which the faces and eyes of her subjects seem to skip their registers through image redoubling and superimposition.
OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, February 9, from 6pm – 9pm. Free entry. Alex Garant will be in attendance!
Alex Garant has long been fascinated by the interaction of patterns and symmetry and the resulting optics of their graphic repetition and layering. Her portraits begin with a series of superimposed drawings, pushing the familiar confines of portraiture. The compelling process of attempting to stabilise the image produces a fundamental feeling of perceptual instability. This series introduces more ornamental and theatrical elements that intensify storytelling possibilities.