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Francisco J. Alvarado

TCU, MFA 2020

Tablones

Woodcut, 2018, Dimensions vary

During the art production process there is a material runoff in which a large volume of waste is produced. The reuse of materials from found and discarded items has at times been a strategy to compensate for the problematic notion of making objects and “things” that do not have a specific function in the world. The text, “No nos importa equivocarnos y repetir porque el material es barato,” is borrowed from Mexican printmaking history to examine a similar approach to making art from trash materials, except this time, the art product is a consciously repeated mistake.

Francisco J. Alvarado - Tablones

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.