Oscar David Alvarez Thesis Exhibition


On view Apr 27 - May 1

Reception: Fri, Apr 26, 7pm
Opening Ceremony: Fri, Apr 26, 8pm

USC Roski MFA Art Studios
3001 S. Flower St, LA 90007

Gallery hours: 12noon - 5pm
Exhibition and related events are free and open to the public

MFA Art candidate Oscar David Alvarez presents his thesis exhibition "We Run Circles In The Night, To Light Ourselves on Fire." In his practice, Oscar David Alvarez emphasizes relational qualities of subjectivity and the political body in accordance with the ancient Greek term ‘poli;’ commonly referred to as personal agency within the public vs. private, outside vs. inside, in and out. For the artist, the exhibition title  We Run Circles in The Night, To Light Ourselves on Fire depicts the complicit nature of power that intercepts ones respective junctures in reality.  Within the installation, Alvarez created liminal space to disavow civic perceptions of good and evil, and to explore power dynamics through performance.