Julie Alpert

April 22, 2013, 8:30am

Painting Restraint: Julie Alpert’s Boundary at SOIL

Seattle artist Julie Alpert has a penchant for pushing ideas between the second and third dimension.  Her installations often merge large scale, graphic murals with physical objects to create immersive, painted mashups that exist somewhere between contemporary surrealism and a utopic built environment. In her newest set of watercolors at SOIL, Alpert distills her hyper-saturated scenes into seventeen modest paintings that stretch and contract within their postcard-sized confines. The painted mounds seep across their surfaces, building an intricate collision of techniques and mediums within the smallest of spaces.

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