Alex Stark is a contemporary artist living and working between Chicago, IL and Boulder, CO. As a process based painter, he works expressively and quickly revealing the evidence of his hand in his mark making. Stark's signature unpredictable and haptic lines result from his own physical limitations of partial right-sided paralysis and double vision. Conceptually Stark's interest lies in where things fall apart; ambiguity between representational marks and abstraction often challenge the viewer’s expectations about space and dimensionality. His works allude to a space or a body that has not completely materialized, and leaves room for the viewer’s imagination to play out the rest of the narrative. Many of the scenes feature repeating symbols such as birds, hands, feet, stairways, and candelabras. These piecemeal motifs start to describe imagined hybrid places that are at once playful and disturbing, mapped and mysterious.