Up-and-coming American figurative painting Jason Shawn Alexander opened his first Los Angeles solo showing this past weekend at Corey Helford Gallery. Alexander, a finalist for the Smithsonian Portrait Prize, includes seven life-sized “Mourners” in the exhibition.

“Mourners Walk Over Maple Leaves” will be on view through May 29, 2010 at Corey Helford Gallery, 8522 Washington BLVD, Culver City, CA.

More examples of Alexander’s painting after the jump.