Nora Valdez


June 13 - August 16, 2018

Alone Together, Together Alone is an exhibition of work by Nora Valdez in Urbano’s front gallery. She presents a series of figurative sculptures and drawings honoring the heart, emotions, the home, immigration, and confronting difficult situations in the search for happiness. These themes originate in her personal and cultural identity. 

Nora Valdez’s work evokes the conditions of travel, transition, and displacement. The image of the bag recurs as a metaphor for both container and contents: a suitcase stuffed with personal effects, as well as a body enveloping a mind (and heart) filled with memory, loss, desire, anxiety, and above all dreams and hope.

Valdez is a world traveler: born in Argentina, living in Italy, Spain, and the US, and exhibiting across South America, Europe, Asia, the United States, and Canada. In 1986 she moved to Boston, the city she now calls home.

She is the last artist-in-residence at Urbano for this exhibition season.

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