An artistic exploration of the “female and migrant” experience
Friday, December 2nd, 6:00pm-9:00pm Art 150 Lobby Gallery, Alexandra Alvarez @alexillustra
NOTE: Entrance lobby is separate from that for the residential units of 150 Bay and can be found at the NE corner of the building, at the corner of 1st St. and Provost St.
“Crossing Borders to Get Back to My Roots” An artistic exploration of the “female and migrant” experience
First Solo Art Exhibit by Alexandra Alvarez @alexillustra
Opening Night with Latin beats, live drums, light tropical food, beverage, and exotic Venezuelan Art. Friday December 2, 2022, - 6PM to 9PM. Art 150 Lobby Gallery 150 Bay Street Lobby, Jersey City, NJ. 07302 Entrance and wheelchair ramps at the corner of Provost and First Streets.
Dates: November 27 – January 1, 2023
Gallery Hours: Open on weekends
Every weekend a new event!
STATEMENT Being an immigrant and a woman is an experience that can take you to the precipice of madness. Forced immigration is a decision made at a time when your reality has changed and there is no other option. You're never prepared to start from scratch, face loneliness, isolation, and cultural change. This decision took me down a dark tunnel where I was misguided for a long time, but art came to the rescue. Art can transform as well as it can destroy. Blessed are the hands of the artists who can create works to transform the world in a positive way. During darkness, I took my best weapons of mass creation so that the inner warrior would wake up and make his way to the light. During the 7 years as an immigrant artist, I have expressed myself with my art from “the Labyrinth of my mind”, “My healing Journey”, “Every Labyrinth has a Way Out”, among others. Today I have reached “Back to my roots” a new collection that departs from the autobiographical sense that my work had, to honor the warriors of my land who are currently in danger of extinction along with the Amazon. Back to my roots is an ode to my roots, my mental health, mysticism, indigenous cosmogony, my country, nature, and ancestral knowledge. In this collection I used acrylics to express the vibrant colors of my Caribbean as a shield against darkness, earthy tones to emulate the indigenous lifestyle in the rainforest, and the inspiration of nature as the most authentic representation of God.
Art 150 Lobby Gallery 150 Bay Street Lobby, Jersey City, NJ. 07302
Entrance and wheelchair ramps at the corner of Provost and First Streets. 551.6975753
We will follow the city protocols
Phone: (551) 697-5753