Candida Alvarez

Boricua en la luna 2

Lot Closed

December 14, 09:24 PM GMT


4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Details


Candida Alvarez


Boricua en la luna 2

Executed in 2019

acrylic on clayboard

14 by 11 in. (35.6 by 27.9 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche, Chicago

Candida Alvarez is a painter known for her complex and vibrantly layered works that unite abstract and figurative forms. Rich in pop, historical, and modern art references, Alvarez incorporates global events and personal memories alike. Her works display, in turn, a fascination with the aesthetics of the cartoonish, the kitsch, and the hand-crafted, incorporating materials as diverse as fabric, acrylic, enamel, galkyd, and vellum.

Recent solo exhibitions of Alvarez’s work include those at Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago; Gavlak, Palm Beach; and Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; Kemper Museum, Kansas City; and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.

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