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Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
    Wednesday, 25 February 2015 /// Written by Trippe

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details

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Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery
    Monday, 07 April 2014 /// Written by Trippe

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission (PHOTOS).

Kirk Maxson creates hundreds of small hand cut metal leaves arranged in clusters that form large-scale installations, and Alexis Mackenzie - collages, composed of multiple images sliced and spliced back together in an overlay that marries the outline of forms from both images, can be understood like a film editor's work, weaving disparate scenes into a story.

Eleanor Harwood Gallery Saturday afternoon in the Mission

Kirk Maxson... as well as a series of butterflies made from pages of Natural History books, some dating back to the 19th century.

Collage by Alexis Mackenzie

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Alexis Mackenzie & Kelley Stoltz
    Wednesday, 16 January 2013 /// Written by Trippe

San Francisco based collage artist, Alexis Mackenzie, will be showing older work this Friday, Jan 18th, at the clothing store, Vacation, in the Tenderloin (651 Larkin Street).

Besides getting to view Alexis' work, check the opening to see Kelley Stoltz perform live. The space looks small, so expect a crowd... Remember Kelley and Ty Segall performing at Fecal Face's 10 year anniversary show? Damn that was fun.


Older work by Alexis Mackenzie


Kelley Stoltz

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The Diamond Sea @FFDG
    Thursday, 18 October 2012 /// Written by Van Edwards

The Diamond Sea
Artists include Brett Amory, Shawn Barber, Michelle Blade, Clayton Brothers, Curiot, Jeff Depner, Meredith Dittmar, Jeremy Fish, Jay Howell, Mel Kadel, Hiro Kurata, Nicolas LeBorgne, Russell Leng, Alexis Mackenzie, Travis Millard, Ralph Pugay, Winnie Truong, and Mathew Zefeldt.
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Oct 13th - Nov 10th, 2012

The Grass Pipe
Jay Howell
ink and gouache on paper, framed
24" x 19"
pricing and availability, email
info(at)ffdg.net

Half the Time (B), 2012
Clayton Brothers
Mixed media on paper
framed
8 X 10 CM: 20.32 X 25.4
pricing and availability, email
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Alexis Mackenzie & Michelle Blade
    Tuesday, 12 June 2012 /// Written by Trippe

Having been longtime fans of one another's work, Michelle Blade and I thought it would be interesting to talk about our ideas, inspirations and work processes as well as our concurrent solo exhibitions at KRETS, in Sweden and Carter & Citizen in Los Angeles. The conversation, passed back and forth between email over a week, took place as follows... -Alexis Mackenzie

Alexis Mackenzie

Michelle Blade

Blade: Okay, to get the ball rolling I think I should start with a basic, but crucial, question: I've always been curious, where do you find your gorgeous source material?

Mackenzie: It all comes from used books; here in SF I mostly buy them at Green Apple Books or Adobe Books ~ so sad they are having to close! I also have a friend who is a book reseller; he keeps an eye out for books for me, and has found me some really amazing things. Most of the books I use are topical; vintage books about botany, rocks & minerals, fashion, and anatomy mostly. Lately I've been looking more for photographic source material that includes objects, such as decorative art ~ vases, frames, furniture ~ things I can build interior scenes with.

Blade: It seems like part of your process is about balancing your intuitive response to found imagery while simultaneously preplanning abstract shapes and text. Can you describe how you move back and forth between the two? When do you know a collage is completed?

Alexis Mackenzie

Michelle Blade

Mackenzie: You're completely right; for my text-based collages, finding that balance mostly consists of having a letter-shape in mind, and searching for an image that resonates with me, which I can twist into the shape I need and melds with everything else around it. It is a long process of searching, cutting, arranging, rearranging, searching, cutting, and rearranging some more. Generally I stop when it feels like a completed scene. I don't glue anything down until this happens, because if I decide to add anything it may change the balance of everything else, thus necessitating changes. My process for the abstract line collages is the complete opposite; everything is unplanned. I'll chose an existing cut-out silhouette from the millions I have floating around in stacks, one that has a shape which is interesting and compliments the found image I'm working on in a dynamic way (or is compelling enough on its own, for working on blank paper), and I just start cutting & pasting, working with the existing shapes and trying to create something resonant. It is a much more freeform approach; I sometimes think of it as drawing, in a way.

Blade: You have some really interesting text in some of your pieces. What is your process for finding or writing these phrases? Is there a story behind "Look Alive", the title for your current solo show at KRETS?

Alexis Mackenzie

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Alexis Mackenzie @KRETS
    Friday, 27 April 2012 /// Written by Trippe

SF based Alexis Mackenzie opens Look Alive at KRETS, in Malmo, Sweden Saturday, April 28th.

The majority of the works shown at KRETS are based on the silhouettes that remain when the artist cuts out images from book pages. The outer lines of these figures are then placed on other images and creates a resonance between overlooked negative spaces made visible.
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Alexis Mackenzie Studio Sale
    Monday, 12 December 2011 /// Written by Trippe

Our friend and SF based collage artist, Alexis Mackenzie, is having a one-week Holiday Studio Sale ~ it's her first studio sale ever! Prices given are for this week only (through Saturday, 12/17). There are collages available from as far back as 2003; it is worth viewing just for a glimpse of how her work has changed.


"Yellow Adder's Tongue (Bird Body Flowers/Fish Fin Leaves)" (2008). Hand-cut collage, 5 x 8 inches.

 

Collages by Alexis Mackenzie
    Monday, 19 September 2011 /// Written by Trippe

We were having adult beverages with SF based artist and long time friend Alexis Mackenzie the other day when it dawned on us that we haven't featured her work in awhile. Well, darn it, let's change that.

Alexis' collages are truely wonderful creations. And besides showing her works at galleries around the US, Alexis also does collage work for print publications like the New York Times... Now, can you read what they say?

Alexis Mackenzie taken recentely during a studio visit with the website The Flop Box.

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Katy Horan & Alexis Mackenzie @Swarm Gallery
    Monday, 31 January 2011 /// Written by Trippe

BLOOM & GLOOM
Katy Horan and Alexis Mackenzie
@Swarm Gallery, Oakland
Through February 27, 2011

A Saturday art opening at Swarm Gallery in Oakland, just a couple blocks from Jack London Square? Gotta arrive by boat. It's the only civilized way.

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Side 2 Side @Fecal Face
    Wednesday, 16 December 2009 /// Written by Trippe

A short run group show featuring works from Derek Albeck, Jesse Balmer, Brian Barneclo, Matt Furie, Mike Giant, Henry Gunderson, Jay Howell, Alexis Mackenzie, Mildred, Travis Millard, Ferris Plock, Albert Reyes, Mike Shine, Keith Shore, Kevin Taylor, Kelly Tunstall, and Marco Zamora.

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Group Show @Double Punch SF
    Tuesday, 24 November 2009 /// Written by Trippe

Alexander Martinez, Alexis Mackenzie, Andre Eamiello, AKO, Ben King, Brett Amory, Bwana Spoons, Deth P. Sun, Doodles, Frank Callozzo, Henry Gunderson, Jason Vivona, Jeremy Forson, Jessica Trippe, John Casey, Julian Duron, Kevin Taylor, Kevin Scott Hailey, Kyle Ng, Liam Devowski, Mary Syring, Mildred, Oscar Mendoza, Ryan De La Hoz, Ryan Bubnis, Scott Barry, Tara Lisa Foley, UPSO, Zach Lewis, and Zosen

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Aleixs Mackenzie @Park Life
    Monday, 29 June 2009 /// Written by Trippe

June 26th - July 27th in San Francisco.

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Alexis Mackenzie Studio Visit
    Wednesday, 24 June 2009 /// Written by Trippe

Her show opens Fri. June 26th at Park Life in San Francisco. We stopped through for a preview.

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Savage Whiskers @FFDG
    Friday, 23 May 2008 /// Written by Trippe

Alexis Mackenzie & Jessica Cusik

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Alexis Mackenzie Interview
    Tuesday, 29 April 2008 /// Written by Jessica Cusik

Equipped with pointy scissors, an archival glue stick and a keen sense of the beautiful and bizarre Alexis Mackenzie is part artist, part treasure hunter and a one woman confetti factory.

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Alexis Mackenzie
    Wednesday, 01 August 2007 /// Written by Trippe

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