The title of Alex Gross’s latest show, The Day of the Locust, is a reference to the 1939 novel by Nathaniel West that served as a critique of the American dream. Gross’s work is allegorical, mixing elements of modern consumerism with characters stranded in time and space. Snakes, crows and butterflies surround lonely men, women and animals who may be well-dressed and well-shopped, but look terribly lost and abandoned by their own society.
Artist: Alex Gross
The Day of the Locust solo show by Alex Gross runs through December 2 at the Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica.