|KIRK HOPPER FINE ART // MAY13 // 6-8PM
Kirk Hopper Fine Art (3008 Commerce Street) is pleased to welcome our first solo exhibition for artist
Jorge Alegría, entitled SUPERNOVA. This exhibit will feature Alegría’s most recent drawings and
opens Saturday, May 13th, with a public reception for the artist from 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.
Supernova is a further exploration into the visual imagination of Jorge Alegría's series, Heaven: The
War of the Angels. Heaven is a series of works based on a personal fictional narrative of the same
name, originating from the Bible, spanning the cosmos and centuries into the future. The new
drawings represent scenes of environments, creatures, and civilizations found in events from that
Alegría’s seductively detailed drawings tap into his stream of consciousness and pull from his
boyhood interests of dinosaurs, bible stories, bird watching, and ant farms to create a dark and
dystopian world. The War of the Angels begins during the story of Noah, with people and animals
being gathered and relocated throughout the cosmos, while a distant angel seeks revenge by
inflicting catastrophe. Alegría’s drawings reveal the fragility of our own reality and how
disconnected we have become from grace and redemption. His drawings reflect a life of complex
moods for complex times.
Jorge Alegría is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. He studied at Del Mar College and Texas A&M-
Corpus Christi. Alegría has been exhibiting his work regionally for nearly two decades. Recent
group exhibitions include the contemporary drawing biennial Texas Draws III at Southwest School
of Art in 2014 and Slipstream, curated by Susie Kalil at Kirk Hopper Fine Art in 2016. In 2004, he and
a friend started the independent art space Residence, hosting critiques, curating exhibits, and
posting art reviews. The space was revived in 2013, renamed The Living Room, which featured one-
night shows of selected artists. Alegría is represented in several collections, including the Art
Museum of South Texas.
|SUPERNOVA | JORGE ALEGRÍA
May 13 - June 24, 2017
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Jorge Alegría. Nemotids, 2017.
11 x 14 inches. Graphite on paper.