Opening Reception: Friday, March 16 from 6pm to 9pm
Hombres de Arcilla (Men of Clay) honors the Mexican heritage of Alberto Villalobos. This project aims to draw attention to the missing students from Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College in Iguala, Guerrero in Southern Mexico. For Villalobos, clay represents the fragility of life, yet the resilience of the human spirit.
He first exhibited his work with a solo exhibit in 2008 titled Masks & Murals of Mexico curated by Veronica Abraham, at the Grady Alexis Gallery in New York City. More recently, Villalobos’, work has been featured in exhibits across the country, including Día de los Muertos at The Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas, TX; #migration61 a Washington, DC exhibit honoring Jacob Lawrence and, Mugshots at Verum Ultimum in Portland, OR as part of the 2017 National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference.
Villalobos is a visual artist, violinist and, composer living in New York City. He expanded his talents to interior design in 2010 when he launched Villalobos & Desio, with partner Mercedes Desio. His goal is to create discreet luxurious environments with a fresh approach for both globetrotters as well as his New York based clientele. He recently accepted a teaching position, with the desire to pass his knowledge and skills onto the next generation.
About Vivid Gallery:
Vivid Gallery is an exhibition space that opened in 2010. Previously located inside the Anacostia Arts Center, Vivid Gallery relocated to 2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. and remains a project of ARCH, a nonprofit organization dedication to the revitalization of Historic Anacostia. Learn more at archdc.org
- Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
- and by appointment.
Vivid Gallery is located at Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE. or more information, visit vividgallerydc.com.