From April 29th to August 6th, 2017, the Chicago Cultural Center will be featuring the first solo exhibition of Candida Alvarez ’97MFA. The City of Chicago’s website writes that “based in Chicago since 1998, Alvarez has been involved with both abstraction and representation in her work for more than 30 years. Emerging from a home life that immersed her in the traditions of her parents’ birthplace in Puerto Rico, Alvarez incorporated narrative and ritual into her work from the outset.”
Chicago magazine wrote a feature article on April 26th about Alvarez and her exhibition. The feature describes the exhibition, “Alvarez’s individuality is on full display in her massive new solo show, Here, at the Chicago Cultural Center. A collection of about 60 works, ranging from the early 1980s to just last year, Here pulses with personal memories. ‘My work is chatty and full of stories,’ says Alvarez. ‘It’s like a call-and-response.'”
The exhibition can be found in the Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North of the Chicago Cultural Center. The address is 78 E. Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602.