CAFEMODE + BALCONI COFFEE COMPANY present
ARTIST RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 7-10PM
[SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 30, 2013]
DOUGLAS ALVAREZ “Coffee, Tea or Meat”
11301 Olympic Blvd. #124, Los Angeles, CA, 90064
Cafemode proudly present “Coffee, Tea or Meat” solo show by DOUGLAS ALVAREZ
“Coffee, Tea or Meat” is a collection of new sculptural paint works by Los Angeles artist Douglas Alvarez. Growing up in Los Angeles through the humor of popular iconography, Alvarez addresses the beauty of urban food choices and the role it plays in its cultural environment. Alvarez technique evokes a timeless nostalgia and complexity of emotion in the simplest of elements and spaces.
Douglas’ use of buzzwords in their simplicity, describe his elements with a humor and dichotomy, allowing the viewer to come to their own conclusions about their association. The current media of Douglas’ practice is the inclusion of assemblage, utilizing palette knifed three-dimensional models to build layers to his array of textures and colors, laying the landscape for a taster’s choice. The exhibit will also include a series of food photography documented by the artist.