Artist Highlight: Alex da Corte
Philly-based artist Alex Da Corte is an all-around multi-tasking multimedia creative. Known to also be an avid collector and scavenger, he often draws inspiration from found objects and his works in video, installation, and painting consists of “mis-matched” objects. Through Alex’s creations, he makes work that transcends its material origins, inviting his audience to challenge the notion of authority while simultaneously outlining the communities from which they exist. His latest works (which includes sneakers he bought from UBIQ) can currently be seen in the “Camp Paradox Days” group exhibit at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts, right here in Philly. We caught up with Alex to see what his transformative pieces were all about.