FEATURED ARTIST: Alex Goss
In his work, Alex Goss (b. 1991, Houston, lives and works in New York City) witnesses the effects of machinery, technology, and infrastructure on bodies. Through the lens of sculptural production, Goss questions the path which technology today is taking in truly serving, with dignity and tenderness, the needs of all people. Taking on a technologically transgressive role, Goss’s sculptures aim to convey a sense of utopia through their craftsmanship, but ultimately are rendered dysfunctional. His recent senior thesis exhibition at Cooper Union, Build You Own and More (2014) presents scenarios that complicate the distinctions between censorship and autonomy.
Goss received his BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art where he was awarded Cooper Union’s Pietro & Alfrieda Montana Prize in Sculpture, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture summer 2014. His work has been exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, NY; among others.
Alex Goss, Cone, Crank, Center, 2013. Maple, steel bearings, lead, 8 x 8 x 42”. Courtesy the artist.