September 21 - October 14, 2017
San Francisco — Gallery Wendi Norris is pleased to present Yorgo Alexopoulos: Drifting on a Memory, the Los Angeles-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Drifting on a Memory debuts large-scale oil paintings and works on paper that mark a conceptual voyage into the artist’s past. Departing from his decades-long practice of creating video installations built-up from hundreds of original paintings, drawings, and photographs rendered into digital compositions, Drifting on a Memory marks Alexopoulos’ return to oil painting, a medium he has consistently utilized behind the scenes of these iconic moving image works in various, subtle ways.
Having relocated to his hometown of Los Angeles after living in New York City for over twenty years, Alexopoulos revisits the landscapes—both real and remembered—that mark the brief time spent with his father, who died prematurely when the artist was just seven years old.
Continuing his exploration of the universality of landscape symbols and archetypes, Alexopoulos roots his new paintings firmly in the private, emotional realm of his own memory. As such, he reveals a stripped-down, “unplugged,” and deeply personal narrative thread in his ongoing artistic journey.