Exhibit Profile: Home/Hogar

Featuring the work by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts’ 2018 Artist in Residence, Nora Valdez and Teen Bridge artists Grace MacPherson, Isaac Madera and Amaya Willis

Nora Valdez
Nora Valdez is an international award-winning sculptor from Argentina working and exhibiting since 1977. In 1982, she graduated with the title of Professor of Fine Art in San Luis, Argentina. In 1984, she moved to Perugia, Italy where she further developed and exhibited her work. In 1985, she started working in marble in Zaragoza, Spain, in a studio funded by the city of Zaragoza. In 1986, she moved to Boston, MA, where she lives now.

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Nora Valdez, installing her sculptures in Home/Hogar at Galatea Fine Art

Her work has been exhibited and installed in permanent public spaces in Europe, Asia, North and South America and many states in the USA. She is best known as a stone carver. She uses sculpture and installations to create images that reflect on the nature of change, the life of the individual and the forces that buffet our souls. For the past years her work has focused on the nature of home and the immigrant experience, recreating in her art the hard road of those caught within alien systems seeking the rootedness of home. Nora sculpts the human figure and related objects in symbolic narratives, often informed by her dreams. Her thematic concerns are also reflected in her involvement with the community.

Nora is the recipient of many awards, and has been funded nationally and internationally. She has been a member of the Boston Sculptors Gallery since 2012, and an Advisor and Professor at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in VT since 2006.

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Home/Hogar at Galatea Fine Art

Home/Hogar

In the summer of 2018, Nora Valdez worked in collaboration with Teen Bridge artists to develop a project that engages the larger community around the theme of home. In neighborhoods around Boston, people experience varieties of security and insecurity involving home. Some individuals and families are searching for a home in an expensive landscape, living in shelters, while other are enjoying the safety and comforts of a stable home. Some are making a new home after moving to Boston, while others have been in Boston for generations. Through this project, Nora and Teen Bridge artists initiated a public dialogue by exploring the questions: What makes a place home? What makes home safe, comforting? How do we create a sense of home, claim a place as home?

This exhibition includes the sculpture Home/Hogar made during the collaboration between Nora Valdez and the teen artists, as well as artwork created by Nora Valdez focused on the theme of Home.

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Home/Hogar at Galatea Fine Art

Nora Valdez and Eliot School Teen Bridge Artists Home/Hogar: October 31-December 2, 2018. Visit Galatea Fine Art at 460 Harrison Avenue, #B-6, Boston, MA 02118, 617-542-1500. Gallery hours Wednesday-Sunday 12-5pm and by appointment.

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