Join us on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30pm, for a conversation between Artist Jose Alvarez and Curator Rosario Güiraldes. To purchase tickets ($5) please click here. Presented in conjunction with The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists.
Join artist Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), born Devyi Orangel Pena Arteaga, and The Drawing Center’s Assistant Curator Rosario Güiraldes for a conversation on the portrait series Alvarez began in 2012 while held at Krome Detention Center in Miami for immigration violations. Four days into Alvarez’s incarceration, a fellow detainee encouraged Alvarez to start drawing to stave off symptoms of depression. In the following months, Alvarez made over thirty drawings of undocumented immigrants also held at Krome.
Image: José Alvarez (D.O.P.A.), Roberto Q., 2012. Ball point pen on paper. Courtesy of the artist and Gavlak Gallery Los Angeles/ Palm Beach