Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera: Refined Abundance II

May 22 - June 29, 2013 New York

Ruiz-Healy Art is pleased to present an exhibition of recent paintings by the Mexican artist Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera. Refined Abundance II will be on view on May 22nd 2013 at 900 Park Avenue, in New York City, and by appointment thereafter. The works of Pedro Diego Alvarado-Rivera are unapologetically pictorial, formal explorations in paint of a focused portion of the visible world. In the painting Acueducto de Tembleque, Alvarado-Rivera seems to revel in the compositional complexities found in the neat rows of a field of agaves and the repeated arches of an aqueduct receding at an angle into the distance. In his still-lifes, we see the subtle differences in opacity, color, texture, and line of tables full of fruit. Whether in the overview of a tableau or a tightly cropped close-up, his painter’s eye seems to trump the often-photographic compositions. In the painting Granadas, the textural differences convey the play of light over and through the gem-like cells of pomegranate and the variations in their leathery skins. With Nopal Viejo, Alvarado-Rivera uses a flat band of terracotta red to create an arbitrary horizon with a field of yellow, forming a graphic backdrop for the array of grey-green cactus pads that fill the foreground of the composition.

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