Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present “Wild,” a show by guest photographer Alvarega, on Friday, October 3, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery’s exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Drinks and refreshments will be served at the reception; the gallery is open to the public and free. The exhibit will be on view through October 17.
Alvarega (David Guerra) is a Boston-based artist who was accepted into the 2014 Magnum Days program at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, where he had the honor of being mentored by David Alan Harvey and such other legendary Magnum photographers as Bruce Davidson, Susan Meiselas, and Peter van Agtmael. Alvarega’s work has been exhibited in Boston at the South End Open Studios, OKW (o-koo), and Sister Sorel, and this November he will be part of a three-person show of Boston photographers at Le Thé des Écrivains in Paris.
“Wild” is Alvarega’s newest show to explore human nature through a narrative of desire, isolation, and freedom. In this series, images of animals are projected on male nudes. “I present my subjects as individuals whose instincts are unconstrained,” Alvarega says. “In their rooms, tension between the individual and society is nonexistent. The urge for satisfaction prevails. Male instinct is expressed through various dimensions of sexual behavior or as a representation of the subject’s sexual interests, impulses, and fantasies. These images of male eroticism are a quest for instinctual freedom, opposing conformity and repression.”
The gallery is open on weekends (Friday–Sunday) in the fall, with extended hours during the Columbus Day holiday. Website: www.aldengallery.com / Gallery phone: 508-483-4230. Press contact: Howard Karren, 646-483-8164 / firstname.lastname@example.org