Sightings: Alex Israel @ The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas

For his Sightings exhibition at the Nasher, Israel presents new sculptures and paintings, some related to his first feature length film, SPF-18, currently in production. The work explores the genre of the teen surfing movie, using visual and narrative conventions common to the after-school special, a series of made-for-TV movies for adolescents. Israel's installation combines new sculptural objects derived from Hollywood movies, his own and others', with self-portraits incorporating classic images of Southern California to create a quasi-narrative installation within the gallery. Israel has also made an intervention in the Nasher Collection Gallery upstairs, placing sky and decorative backdrops among the works. "Sightings: Alex Israel" will be on view until January 31, 2016 at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, Texas. photographs by Ouitney Lorin