— I recently scanned an old ‘zine I made with a good friend of mine Dan in Portland Oregon, in 1995. Dan is now a professor of Anthropology. We worked in a funeral home in Portland and documented our jobs there with drawings and writing. We borrowed from industry magazines, the funeral home library, inter-office memos and personnel files. It’s pretty rough in parts but I still really like it.
Alex Hubbard was born in 1975, in Toledo, Oregon, and lives in New York. He received his BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and participated in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. One-person exhibitions of his work have been presented at venues such as Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Gaga Contemporary, Mexico City; Standard (Oslo), Oslo; and the Kitchen, Maccarone Gallery, and Team Gallery in New York. A two-person exhibition with Oscar Tuazon was presented at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in 2008. Hubbard’s work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including Compulsive Jalouse, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006); NOTHING AND BEING, Jumex Collection, Mexico City (2009); THE REACH OF REALISM, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2009); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2010); KNIGHT’S MOVE, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2010), and LE PRINTEMPS DE SEPTEMBRE, Festival of Contemporary Arts, Toulouse (2011).