Emma Molina Gallery is pleased to present Alex Hank once again with his latest show, Alabama Jim, curated by Ana Sokoloff. This time around, Hank uses images in a way totally different than he did in Looking for Bobby, which took place at the GEM in 2001.
Portraiture has been considerably important throughout Hank's career. Since the beginning of his career there’s always been a need to portray the other in one or another way. It is with his Roommates series in which he works from 2009 to 2012, that he manages to end a cycle of a long period of research and exploration of portrait using painting and photography as the main means of expression.
Alabama Jim is the result of four years of experimentation by the artist in which he seeks new ways to portray the individual without limiting himself to photo or painting. Through the appropriation of images and objects as well as technology, Hank compels the viewer to redefine their idea of what the portrait is.