Julie Brook Alexander

In Julie Brook Alexander's latest body of work, "Savoring", Alexander invites the viewer to relish creativity in nourishment. Alexander's passion for discovering visual relationships in her natural surroundings has led her to focus on the part of it that she experiences most often—food. For Alexander, this has opened the door to research on flavor harmonies and food combinations that, in a word, sing. In the same fashion that Julie Brook Alexander combines fresh produce, she layers medium format focus-stacked photographs of two primary ingredients. As the individual photographs blend together, visualizations, which entice the palate, emerge. Similarly, in her pieces that depict natural landscape imagery, Julie Brook Alexander joins two images on a single page, which allows the viewer to discover the interplay between near and far vantage points as well as to see the natural world in a new way. Combining these two points of view into a diptych shifts the impact from what may seem like familiar landscapes into someplace unexpected. Captivated by photographs of the Earth taken by astronauts, Alexander contemplates the interconnectedness of the planet and studies the ways that different parts of the natural world might intersect. She observes small details and astonishing vistas as she looks for visual elements that repeat across times, locations, and materials. Julie Brook Alexander earned a M.A. in Teaching with a concentration in Art from Rice University. Her work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Musee de Arte Moderne in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Lehigh University Art Gallery in Bethlehem, PA, the Children’s Museum of Houston, and numerous private and corporate collections. Hooks-Epstein Galleries has represented her work in Houston since 2005.

cucumber and mint

cucumber and mint, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

asparagus and tomatoes

asparagus and tomatoes, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 2/7

artichoke and fennel

artichoke and fennel, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

grapefruit and avocado

grapefruit and avocado, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 2/7

brussel sprouts and...

brussel sprouts and pomegranate seeds, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 2/7

nectarine and radicchio

nectarine and radicchio, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

eggplant and garlic

eggplant and garlic, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

leeks and potatoes

leeks and potatoes, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

strawberries and rhubarb

strawberries and rhubarb, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

kale and oranges

kale and oranges, 2019, archival inkjet pigmented print, s.s. 16 x 22" / f.s. 24 x 30", ed. 1/7

Stillness No. 1

Julie Brook Alexander, "Stillness No. 1", 2019, archival pigmented limited edition print on aluminum, 14 3/4 x 20"

Path of the Dove

Path of the Dove, 2017, on aluminum, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Benediction

Benediction, 2017, archival inkjet print on paper, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Transposition

Transposition, 2016, archival inkjet print on paper, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Reciprocity

Reciprocity, 2016, archival inkjet print on paper, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Points of View

Points of View, 2014, on aluminum, 44 x 22", ed. 4/7

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Julie Brook Alexander, "Path of the Dove", 2017, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

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Julie Brook Alexander, "Innocence", 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 24 x 12", ed. 1/10

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Julie Brook Alexander, "Wisdom", 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 24 x 12", ed. 1/10

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Julie Brook Alexander, "Independence", 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

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Julie Brook Alexander, "Renaissance", 2017, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

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Julie Brook Alexander, "Commitment", 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 24 x 12", ed. 1/10

Beginnings

Beginnings, 2017, on aluminum, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

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Julie Brook Alexander, "Unification", 2016, archival inkjet print, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Awakening

Awakening, 2014, archival inkjet print, 44 x 22", ed. 1/7

Cascades

Cascades, 2014, archival inkjet print, 44 x 22", ed. 1/7

Future Present Past

Future Present Past, 2011, limited edition hand-painted original photomontage, 34 x 34", ed. 1/5

First Fern

First Fern, 2006, mixed media on photograph collage, 53 x 30"

Sold Inventory

Intersection

Intersection, 2015, archival inkjet print, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Maelstrom

Maelstrom, 2016, archival inkjet print, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Forgiveness

Forgiveness, 2016, archival inkjet print, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Memories

Memories, 2016, archival inkjet print, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Adieu

Adieu, 2016, archival inkjet print, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Odyssey

Odyssey, 2016, archival inkjet print, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Eternity

Eternity, 2013, archival inkjet print, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Genesis

Genesis, 2014, archival inkjet print, 44 x 22", ed. 1/7