Alvaro Montagna’s Solo Exhibit Opens May 17

re:artiste is proud to represent Alvaro Montagna who will debut recent 2013 work in his first solo show, “Life After Life”, this May in New York, following Montagna’s inclusion in two high-profile group exhibits in 2012, one presented by The New York Times and the other on the jumbotrons in Times Square.

ALVARO MONTAGNA “LIFE AFTER LIFE” SOLO EXHIBIT OPENS
May 18 to May 31, 2013

Opening Reception May 17, 2013 6:30 to 9:00 pm
120 Orchard Street, New York, NY. Open Tuesday through Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday – Sunday by appointment.

Alvaro Montagna's Debut

Artwork by Alvaro Montagna

In a prolific first year as an emerging artist, Montagna debuted in July 2012 when several of his pieces, depicting evocative mixed media images of tree roots, placed him as a top ten finalist from over 35,000 international artists in “Artists Wanted, in partnership with the Times Square Alliance and Chashama. Three Montagna images were in rotation on the famous jumbotrons in Times Square as part of the exhibition, “Art Takes Times Square.” In October 2012, Montagna was chosen for “Voces” an exhibit of up and coming Hispanic artists, poets and musicians from all over Latin America at The New York Times headquarters. The May show is curated and presented by Jade Dressler; Natalie Burlutskaya and Maria Kordova of re:artiste, Montagna’s representation agency, and Green Provocateur, the global art collaborative debuting its new e-commerce gallery platform focused on nature-focused art with Montagna’s limited edition prints.

Work
Montagna’s images isolate the intricate workings of tree roots, exposing a deep emotional sensitivity to what is usually unseen and underground. A new metaphor for worlds beneath the surface is revealed, both twisted and touching at the same time, inviting viewers to look at relationships and emotions in new layered ways. Montagna’s images are created in mixed media photography, painting and collage work on canvas.

The show will exhibit nine works ranging in varied sizes averaging 72 x 60 inches. Also displayed will be prints representing the limited edition print offerings of Montagna’s art through the launch of the Green Provocateur e-commerce platform, www.green-provocateur.com. Green Provocateur is global art collaborative of a rotating group of artists, which has included Alvaro Montagna since its inception in 2011. The new platform will offer Alvaro Montagna prints in sizes ranging from 8 x 10 inches to 72 x 60 inches.

About Alvaro Montagna
A Creative Director turned to fine art, Montagna was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, educated at Kean University, BFA, where he is also currently an adjunct professor. Montagna has held creative and design positions at top advertising agencies such as Coyne Communications, where he worked on accounts such as BMW, Land Rover and Mobil. In more recent years, as Creative Director of own design agency, Montagna’s client list has included Best Western, EA Sports, FAO Schwartz, Nickelodeon, PNC Bank, Sesame Street and Toys R Us. In 2011, Montagna expanded his personal photography ventures and in two years he has amassed a body of work included in private collections and public exhibitions. Two pieces of Montagna’s work have been published in the “Art Takes Times Square” book, as part of his finalist placement with the “Artists Wanted” competition. Montagna is represented by re:artiste.www.alvaromontagna.com.

Media Contact
For additional information or images please contact: Jade Dressler, Jade Dressler, Inc E: jade@jadedressler.com, M: 917.991.8140

Representation & Sales Contact
For questions regarding artwork and exhibitions, please contact: Natalie Burlutskaya and Maria Kordova, E: info@reartiste.com, M: 917.860.6092, M: 631.377.6244

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