Opening of “De Colores” by Candida Alvarez at Gavlak Gallery
Join Gavlak Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new paintings, “De Colores,” by Candida Alvarez Saturday, December 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
ABOUT CANDIDA ALVAREZ
The influences and ideas behind Candida Alvarez’s complex and colorful abstract paintings range from art history to her rich Puerto Rican heritage and observations of her daily surroundings. Everything from the black and white checkered pattern of her studio floor and the vibrant colors of her mother’s apron to the De Kooning painting Excavation at The Art Institute of Chicago occupy equal space on the canvas.
Alvarez’s work “stumbles through what [she] thinks of as chatty abstractions that shape-shift and dream-catch both light and space. These investigations allow for [her] paintings and drawings to build abstract structures that mix and remix themselves, interweaving the narrative with the pictorial. [Alvarez’s] aim is to expand the hybrid space of painting while maintaining a crucial connection to daily life.”