Alec Egan (b. 1984, Los Angeles; works in Los Angeles. MFA Otis College 2013, BA Kenyon College 2007.) Egan’s bodies of work include thickly impastoed figurativelandscapes, and, separately, intricate, vibrantly rendered interior scenes that useobject motifs, tropes of nostalgia, and the absence of humans to imbue thedepicted objects (like socks on a windowsill) with something melancholic andprofound. A thread of cohesion between paintings begins to emerge as the viewerrealizes that each painting within a grouping of works represents a different view ofthe same theoretical house, conjuring hypothetical narratives around the ‘absenthomeowner’ behind the constructed environment. Since 2017, the artist has presented a sequence ofexhibitions that each deal with a new portion of a singular imagined home. Egan is represented in New York by Charles Moffett and in Los Angeles by Anat Ebgi.