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Chicago

33 Contemporary Gallery

Exhibition Detail
TRANSFIGURATION
1029 W. 35th St.
Chicago, IL 60609


August 16th, 2013 - September 14th, 2013
 
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Alfonso Nieves works primarily in the medium of clay giving birth to fantastical figures made of earth and discarded objects. An avid collector of objects, he finds new meanings for such undesirable goods. In a culture of disposables, Alfonso Nieves collects, repurposes, recycles and reinvents with the mind of a scientist. For him, these are more than simple objects, they are fascinating remains and physical traces of our contemporary human behavior.  Alfonso Nieves employs contemporary imagery and objects of mass consumption such as iPods, keyboards or toys combining them with pre-columbian mythical figures. It is in such rich fusion of cultures and realities that one finds a trace to Alfonso Nieves' own life story. The past meets the present and warns us about the future. 


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