From Christopher Stout’s article for Arcade Project:

Depicting his subjects as modern-day saints, Alvarez explores the intersection of the mortal and the divine through disparate styles of Renaissance painting, the 1980s Manhattan underground, and the religious imagery of his youth. The title of the exhibition derives from a passage in an artwork by Lorraine O’Grady from her series Cutting Out The New York Times (CONYT). Alvarez saw an exhibition of the artist’s work in 2018 and was inspired by O’Grady’s found poetry.

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