un estudio de una partida no resuelta (study for an unlikely exit: la gloria)

Jury Award for Outstanding Artist
48" x 34"
Signature on the Front


the 5 color lithograph was from an edition of 25 produced for exhibitions i had in the mid 80s. studies for an unlikely exit at la raza graphics gallery in sf was in response to the aids epidemic. it was also used for the announcement for a familiar place exhibition at the mexican museum in chicago in 1990; a collection of works about getting sober.

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Jose Maro Alvarado

Jose Maro Alvarado’s life as an artist has been shaped by both conscious and unconscious aspirations for love, and fear, and death. Dreams and reality that meet in his mind’s eye; visions that he struggles to put onto a working surface in hopes that it conveys who he is and who he wanst to be. We all transform but we are not who we started out to be . . . for the child is indeed still within the man, but he is not the child that “was.” What matters, should matter, is that we want to see our lives reflected in dynamic shapes, colors, and future aspirations. Alvarado is an artist working and living in Sonoma County. He does lithography, drawing and mixed medium constructions. He was born in Texas and comes from a migrant farmworker background. He has been doing gum Arabic paintings on paper, aluminum and lithographic ink. The meaning of the work has many levels but the most obvious is renewal, transformation, something dying to be born again; the cycle of life, both physically and symbolically.