Recently deceased alumnus Jorge Alvarez (BFA 1973 Fine Arts) is the subject of a new retrospective at Figureworks, 168 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The artist, who died in 2007 at the age of 54, was born in Colombia and came to New York as a teenager. As studio manager for Evergreene Painting Studios, Alvarez created large-scale wall, ceiling and alter pieces for many hotels, churches and residences throughout the country; he later became a full-time instructor at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His installed works can be seen in venues ranging from the Venetian Hotel Casino in Las Vegas to the domed ceiling of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
The exhibition at Figureworks, running through Sunday, February 17, will present a wide array of Alvarez’s work, including works on paper and oil paintings.
Image: Jorge Alvarez, Resurrection; Courtesy of Figureworks.