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What do we want from the stuff we use, and what do we feel when we use it? From dollar store soda, shampoo, IKEA furniture and hair rollers to flour, dirt and plastic food stuffs, Alex Da Corte’s materials are the commonplace detritus of the everyday, and deliberately so. In his searingly colourful videos, paintings, installations or sculptures, the Philadelphia-based artist finds poetry in consumer culture and theatricality in the suburban.

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Opening tomorrow, Alex Da Corte’s new off-site Hammer Museum show is a site-specific multimedia installation, incorporating a survey of recent video work. Pictured: Delirium I, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, 2014.

Opening tomorrow, Alex Da Corte’s new off-site Hammer Museum show is a site-specific multimedia installation, incorporating a survey of recent video work. Pictured: Delirium I, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, 2014.

Opening tomorrow, Alex Da Corte’s new off-site Hammer Museum show is a site-specific multimedia installation, incorporating a survey of recent video work. Pictured: Delirium I, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, 2014.

Opening tomorrow, Alex Da Corte’s new off-site Hammer Museum show is a site-specific multimedia installation, incorporating a survey of recent video work. Pictured: Delirium I, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, 2014.

What do we want from the stuff we use, and what do we feel when we use it? From dollar store soda, shampoo, IKEA furniture and hair rollers to flour, dirt and plastic food stuffs, Alex Da Corte’s materials are the commonplace detritus of the everyday, and deliberately so. In his searingly colourful videos, paintings, installations or sculptures, the Philadelphia-based artist finds poetry in consumer culture and theatricality in the suburban.

Read the full article here.