Best of Philly

2014 Art Talent

Alex Da Corte

At the age of 32, Camden-born Da Corte has already won international acclaim but remains planted in his Nicetown studio, where he’s made a name for himself in the modern American pop-art scene by_manipulating scavenged objects a_malt-liquor bottle filled with pee, a lonely hoagie perched on a candy-cane-striped bench, a basketball impaled on a kitchen knife into artistic commentary on consumer culture. Let him wow you and/or make you squirm in mid-September, when his “Easternsports” exhibit with Jayson Musson will be on display at West Philly’s Institute of Contemporary Art.