Worldly Constructions is the opening for the work of the artists represented by Alvarez Gallery in which they express the diversity of their positions on their individual approaches, which show an attempt at dialogue between them and us as observers, as collectors, and as consumers of art.
These dialogues state that “It will no longer be the task of art, then, to explore other possible worlds or the invention of new languages — perhaps both are more or less the same thing — but to address how to position ourselves in a tangible way in the world that has been given to us, even to speak with what has already been said (…)” in the creation of other realities confronted to the understanding of what exists.
Elizabeth Marin, PhD
Jena Thomas’s work engages in a contemporary dialogue with concerns about land development. The artist assembles a perspective that concerns how human beings “idealize” what nature is and use this as a basis to create artificial environments for ourselves to exist within.
His illustrative pieces contain a playfulness and vision that emulates some of the comic greats. There is a primitive yet expressive quality about Boginski’s work; his drawings are constantly teasing with the viewer’s mind, and each look unveils a new, humorous element. Working in pen and pencil, the stylistic delicateness to the line-work and edges of Boginski’s drawings generate an aura of intrigue.
He has developed a body of work that, understood from a geological point of view, explores the archive’s conceptual possibilities through various media, supports, objects, and materials from which he seeks to understand specific processual logics in the materialization of his work. His lines of research have had different thematic approaches as indices of an archive open to interests of a social, cultural, political, and economic nature.
Biernnay identifies himself as a Dadaist and sees his personal life history and the irony of 9/11 as absurd. Through this perspective, he manages to cope and express his life history and the harsh irony of 9/11. He finds a balance between joy, creativity, and obsessive love to make textile collages and absurd embroideries.
Eugene Ofori Agyei is a ceramic sculptural, fiber, and installation artist and an educator from Ghana living in Gainesville, Florida. He graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, with a BA in Industrial Art, majoring in Ceramics in 2018. Before his MFA at the University of Florida, he was assigned as a teaching and research assistant in the same school where he received his BA for one year. Eugene is the 2020/2021 recipient of the University of Florida Grinter Fellowship award and the 2022 Artaxis Fellowship award.
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