Photographing found and discarded objects, Jaime Alvarez’s Consumption explores intimacy, sentimentality, and loss. The show stems from his 2016 residency at RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) which operates out of a recycling center in North Philadelphia. There, by the process of manipulation and composition, he continued his investigation into the resonance of abandoned objects that were begun in Memento, an earlier series of work.
Jaime Alvarez is a photographer based out of Philadelphia. His work questions the world around us, through different themes such as privacy, institutional design, concepts of time, memory and meaning, homogeneity, and as of lately, consumption. The Puerto Rican born Alvarez studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
As part of the exhibition on March 24 there will be a free workshop hosted with artist and RAIR. Learn more here.