Painting and sculpture by Edam Alvarado are featured in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Alvarado is an undergraduate painting major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at SU.
Alvarado says his work is influenced by graffiti and urban art culture and focuses on the purity of the color and saturation. The transition from urban art to fine art inclined him to design different methods of art display from those that have been historically acknowledged in the fine art community.
In reflecting on his work, Alvarado says:
This piece shown titled “A woman without the woman” expresses how a female is identified through objects that are produced to accentuate sexual aspects. The qualifications of the “beautiful women” in our culture are based on the physical aspects and the predominant wealth of such women. For example big breasts, thin waist, big behind, jewelry, make up, and well-treated hair are features that “the most beautiful women” like Miss Universe and Miss America are trained to highlight.
The exhibit will be on display through the summer into the fall semester.