Circle Cinema is honored and excited to announce Oklahoma artist George Alexander’s Tulsa debut. Exhibit opens with a reception Thursday, October 27 at 6:00 PM. Show runs through November.
George Alexander’s work draws from his own life experiences and how he views the world around him. Growing up Muscogee (Creek) in the 21st century is perplexing in the sense of having to deal with different social constructs of cultures. When George first arrived at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, George would juxtapose street art with different animals that had meaning from his Muscogee heritage that represented how he felt about his duality lifestyle. This led to him looking for more meaning in life. He no longer wanted to feel opposed with his conflictions.
George completed his Bachelors of Fine Art in Studio Art in 2015. His work now deals with the experience of being human and how social constructs impede on the human experience, which dramatically changed his paintings. He now focuses on philosophies that help him discover the true existence of living. This led to new metaphors such as iconic space imagery, chess pieces, and new animals.
During his Senior year at IAIA, George was introduced to Navajo Artist, Tony Abeyta who is currently mentoring him at his studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has been in shows all over Santa Fe including a show at SITE Santa Fe Museum, Ellsworth Gallery and Loretto Hotel where he has a permanent mural wrapped around their stair way . George continues to pursue his artistic career with any endeavor he encounters. He hopes to influence the way we view our own social conflictions and realize that we are simply just human