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Sunday, May 11, 2014

STARGAZER: Luis Alves Collage

reporter: Miguel Dominguez


On May 9th at the Chelsea Eye Art Gallery, Luis Alves Collage had an exhibit of his latests art series.

I also published a previous exhibit of a series Luis did on Kate Moss. Please click here to go to the article.

Luis Alves with Chelsea Eye Art Gallery art curator Tracy Von Becker-Legge



"Media, Science and Art exert powerful influences over all of us through continuous, evolving processes of reflection and creation. My “Stargazer” series explores the relationship between the enchantment of the star system and the captive participants watching the abundance of objects in it. Each of the works demonstrating a mood of tragedy and/or ecstasy. My work uses juxtaposed images to comment on the deep and delicate role the media plays in the shaping of our complex lives, identities, and consciousness. Each collage is hand-manipulated using images from reference books, magazines and advertisements with the goal of transformation as a way of commenting on the source material."









Christopher T. Coads, M.D., F.A.C.S., owner of
Chelsea Art Gallery, with Tracy




Actor/Playwright Patrick Askin at right, with friends


Chocolate mint patties were the preferred treat of the evening










Tracy's husband, Nikki Legge, handled the refreshments






Nikki with Tracy





EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, 1988

RECENT EXHIBITIONS:

Water, 2/13-3/4/14
Gallery U Boutique, 439 South Avenue, Westfield, NJ (Curated by Robert Langdon)
Featured work: Manifesto

Small Works, 1/30-2/22/14
Limner Gallery, 123 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
Featured work: True Religion

Snap To Grid, 12/12/13-1/4/14
LACDA/Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 104 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Featured work: Drug of Choice

Exposure, 12/27-12/31/13
Ceres Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York, NY
Featured works: UR So Gay

The Captivating Cosmos, 11/7-12/21/13
Pierro Gallery, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ (Curated by Alyssa Dreliszak/Meaghan O’Connor)
Featured works: Stargazer series of 5 collages

Adorn: The Female Figure in Folklore and Myth, 11/7-12/19/13
Hamilton Street Gallery, 6 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, NJ (curated by Brian McCormack)
Featured work: Art Forum, Woman’s World

Group Art Show, 10/29-11/4/13
Orchard Windows Gallery, 37 Orchard Street Basement, New York, NY
Featured works: Bon Appetit, Art Forum

HOPE: An Evening Celebrating Superstars, 10/22/13
The Fletcher Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th Street (5th Ave), New York, NY
Featured work: Heaven Kate (auctioned for Maya’s Hope charity)

Art Meets Fashion: Art Fair, 9/13-9/15/13
Industry City @Bush Terminal, 241 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Monica Watkins)
Featured works: Special K series of 10 collages & 54x70 yarn dyed woven tapestry of Sweet Dreams Kate.

7th Annual Naked In New Hope, 9/7-10/26/13
Sidetracks Gallery, 2A Stockton Avenue, New Hope, PA (curated by Mickey Godinez/Paul Murphy)
Featured works: Art Forum, We Don’t Hate You

Group Art Show, 7/12-8/30/13
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ
Featured works: American Morning (Chocolate Cheerios 3D box collage)

RePurposed, ReCycled, Recreated, 6/29-8/25/13
Heaven Art & Antiques, 721 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ (curated by Dennis Carroll)
Featured works: Sneak Attack, Gay Baby, Bears Love, Jess, Filthy, Baby

The Mom Show, 5/4-5/12/13
Chashama Gallery, 461 West 126th Street, New York, NY (curated by John C. Kucheras)
Featured works: Pregnant Again, The Nightmare

Solo Art Show, 2/7-3/25/13
Something in Mind, 230A Mulberry Street, New York, NY (curated by Oscar Laluyan)
Featured works: Special K series of 7 collages

Group Art Show, 11/5/12-2/1/13
Chelsea Eye Gallery, 157 West 19th Street, New York, NY (curated by Christine Von Becker)
Featured work: Gay Britney

Collecting Art: An Affordable Art Fair, 6/2/12
Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ (juried by Catherine Mastrangelo)
Featured works: Woman’s World, Stormy Weather, Lindsay Jesus, Green With Envy

Uncensored, 3/27-4/1/12
Leslie-Lohman Museum Annex, 127-B Prince Street, New York, NY
Featured work: Inspiration Porn #1

Sexting, 12/12-12/19/11
Orchard Windows Gallery, 37 Orchard Street, New York, NY (curated by Dino Eli)
Featured works: Burn Notice, Necessary Roughness

Elements, 11/1-12/1/11
Prince George Gallery, 15 East 27th Street, New York, NY (curated by Stella Lillig)
Featured works: Lindsay Jesus, Pink Roses, Yellow Roses

Art Live 2010 Group Show, 9/2-10/3/10
Chair and the Maiden Gallery, 19 Christopher Street, New York, NY (curated by David Zelikovsky)
Featured work: MJesus.


Contact Information:
Email: luisalvescollage@gmail.com
“Luis Alves Collage” on Facebook
Additional works available upon request: www.flickr.com/photos/luisalvescollage/


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