“In his poetry of longing Bergés Alvarez journeys through dense landscapes of the heart. His expressionist visions are driven by primal human needs and entanglements that pulse and grasp, beat and flow in passionate rhythm.” John and Joan Digby, Artists and Poets at Feral Press www.pp-pub.com
Learn about the Artist Berges Alvarez's work demonstrates a profound concern for our extraordinary planet, particularly our shared "soundless landscapes" of oceans, open skies and mountains. Allegorically he conveys a beautiful frailty that reminds us of the wonders we all hold to share and protect.
His artworks softly speak about our contemporary techno-digital environment while at the same time presents images in their natural balance. This social work reflects a natural world that allows present-day to show in subtle ways and in doing so constructs communication between the plastic recycled modernism we've created and the delicate yet silently present, natural consciousness that surrounds.
Abundant, dramatic with color and in silent melancholy Berges Alvarez's symbolic practicality in the use of recycled man-made reflective materials to create these panoramas fascinates and involves the beauty that is found within the frayed edges and torn materials that seem to have been forever forgotten in our modern day throwaway society.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS 2018 National Park Service, NY Gateway to Recreation at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Ed Center Mineola Memorial Library, Mineola, NY Melville Ward Education Center Stony Brook Village, Stony Brook, NY
2017 The White Room Gallery "What the Hell?" Group Exhibit, Bridgehampton, NY Romany Kramoris Gallery Holiday Invitational Group Exhibit, Sag Harbor, NY “On the Cover Artist”, Journal American Society of Radiologic Technology Sold 2 issues, www.asrt.org Islip Art Museum "Duality Glimpses of the Other Side" Group Exhibit Islip, NY Patchogue Arts Council Patchworks 2017 Group Exhibit Patchogue, NY Bloomingdales ArtsAlive Long Island and the Hispanic Society of Long Island Exhibit Garden City, NY William Ris Gallery Earth Day Invitational Group Exhibit, Main St., Jamesport, NY Quogue Library Art Gallery "50 Shades of White" Invitational Group Exhibit, Quogue Rd, Quogue NY Salmagundi Art Club Historic Black and White Group Exhibit 5th Avenue NY, NY 2016 Salmagundi Art Club New Members Group Exhibit, 5th Avenue NY, NY William Ris Gallery Invitational Group Exhibit Main St., Jamesport, NY SCNY "Photo Show and Exhibition" Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, NY, NY Water Mill Museum "Decisive Moments" East End Photographer Group Exhibit, Water Mill, NY Islip Art Museum "Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only" Group Show, East Islip, NY Ashawagh Art Hall "Hello Springs" East End Photographer Group Art Exhibit, East Hampton, NY Romany Kramoris Gallery "Spring Season Group Art Exhibit" Sag Harbor, New York Westbury Arts Council and Hicks Nursery commemorating "Earth Day Group Art Exhibit" Studio 5404 Art Space "New Light Spring Awakening" Group Exhibit Massapequa, NY Salmagundi Club New York "Sylvia Maria Glesmann Floral Members Exhibition" Salmagundi Club 107th Annual Thumb Box Exhibit Sold "December Dawn" 2015 Salmagundi Club New Member Exhibition, 47 5th Avenue, NY, NY Trapani Frame Gallery Group Art Exhibit, Port Washington, NY South Nassau Communities Hospital, SNCH 2015 Art Showcase Exhibit, One Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY Salmagundi Club 106th Thumb Box Exhibit Certificate of Merit for "Hudson Crossing at Dawn" 2014 Long Island Arts Alliance and Arts Alive Long Island, Benefit Brunch/Auctioned "Sunrise Over Harbor" Bloomingdale's Roosevelt Field "Hispanic Heritage" Garden City, NY Furniture Gallery Group Exhibit Floyd Memorial Library "East End Images" Greenport, NY East End Photographers Group Member Exhibit Studio 5404 "Making Waves"-Group Exhibit Massapequa, NY KB Martin Studios, Sold "Skateboard Art" in Silent Auction to benefit the Skate-Park at Greenport, NY Guild Hall CLOTHESLINE ART SALE Saturday, August 2 / 9am-4pm East Hampton, NY Nammos Restaurant "2014 Summer Art Series" show with well known Long Island Artist Southampton, NY Guild Hall Art Museum "Artist Member Exhibition", East Hampton, NY 2013 NCC Firehouse Plaza Art Gallery Speak Memory Exhibit "Shanghai Masquerade" Honorable Mention Award 34th Annual AJaingallery.com Art Exhibit "Blue Mountain" 5th Avenue and 57th Street, New York, NY Shanghai Art Fair 2013A Jain Gallery, Emerging International Artists Shanghai, China A Jain Gallery, New York Gallery Bldg. 5th Ave 57th St, New York, NY- Group Gallery Art Exhibit, Nassau County SuperStorm Sandy Exhibit Certificate of Recognition Grumman Studios Bethpage, NY South Nassau Communities Hospital, SNCH 2013 Art Showcase Exhibit, One Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY
PUBLICATIONS 2017 Long Island Newsday Act Two +50 article 2017 “On the Cover Artist”, Journal American Society of Radiologic Technology, for 2 issues, www.asrt.org 2016 Petreinventory.com interview https://readymag.com/PetrieEMagazine/333694/bergesalvarez/ 2014 "Influenza Vaccination for Health Care Personnel" Journal American Society of Radiologic Technology 2014 “On the Cover Artist”, Journal American Society of Radiologic Technology, for 6 issues, www.asrt.org 2014 “Improved Lateral Cervical Spine”, Journal of the American Society of Radiologic Technology, www.asrt.org 2013 Scanner Magazine September 2013 "Gradually 2014" presented for the cover artist in ASRT Journal 2013 2013 “Radiant Life”, Poetry Showers Section, lipulse.com2013-Poetry 2012 “Owned onto Each Other”, Poetry Showers Section, lipulse.com, 2012-Poetry 2012 “Closely Listen”, Bella Online Literary Review, Mused Magazine, page 13, Fall 2012-Poetry 2012 “Present is a Gradual Sadness to the Day”, Chapbook of Poetry, Lulu Publication Flutter Press 2012-Poetry 2012 “Within the Rain” Chapbook of Poetry, Prehensile Pencil Publications and Feral Press 2012-Poetry 2011 “Dreaming of the Dark Night Sky” Long Island Pulse.com, Magazine Fashion Feature-Poetry 2011 South Bay Poetry Section, Great South Bay Mag.com, several poems published monthly-Poetry
EDUCATION Artist Community Member 2018 North Fork Art Collective, Greenport, NY Artist Member 2017 Patchoque Arts Council, Patchogue, NY Artist Member 2014 Salmagundi Club, 47 5th Avenue, New York, NY Artist Member 2013 East End Photographers Group, East Hampton, NY Artist Member 2011 Guild Hall Museum and Theater, East Hampton, NY
COLLECTIONS PetrieEMagazine digital online art work website American Society of Radiologic Technology 8 artworks Albequerque, New Mexico 2014 Digital Photographic Cover Artist ASRT Journal Individual Private Collections
Process and Mediums
Tree of Life, Hershey Gardens, PA
"The devil is in the details" Filters, lights, plastics, cameras, action as are x-ray phantoms and rejected film along with reflective materials all utilized to create these beautiful images. Contained within a small instant, while everyone turns away for a moment from the everyday beauty that is concealed before us...I appreciate, discover and capture these fractions of reflected particles in a single photograph. "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" in the smallest of spaces with just the right lighting, shade, color and simple scale. Images can never be replicated in quite the same manner, not able to be reproduced... the certain look or combination of images and color in quite the same way. One of a kind photographic images on acrylic and linen canvas.
Edward Clark an abstract expressionist painter has meaningful movement and color flow, powerful brush strokes carry uneven emotions, sad and tragic or explosive exhilaration is in the eyes of the viewer....
"Silver Screen Paris" 1957
George Wesley Bellows “You do not know what you are able to do until you try. Try it in every possible way. Be deliberate, and spontaneous. Be thoughtful, and painstaking. Be abandoned, and impulsive. Learn your own possibilities”. George Bellows, 1921
"Sun Glow" 1913
Henri Matisse an abstract expressionist painter works with color and light impressions along with jazzy color pieces in combinations. This beautifully vibrant landscape shows his use of bold colors juxtaposed between light and shadows...
"The Luxembourg Gardens" 1901
Gustav Klimt's allegorical, symbolic paintings are thought of as soft, polished masterpieces of vibrant golds, but here is the reflective Attersee Lake in Austria, light skimming its surfaces, peaceful, cool and inviting much like the transitory passing of time and what it holds in store...
2013 “In Closely Listen, Bergés Alvarez proves that he has mastered the poet’s tools of trade. His is a unique voice, he has a lightness of touch, and a certain a Taoist wisdom. When reading his poetry, it is best to sit back and taste the words, say them aloud, and let a poem such as Most Moons resonate; the poem makes the sound of a spoon on a crystal glass, spare and elegant. The title poem urges you to “stir your words, close my eyes, and hold my breath”. Do this, and in the resulting quiet, the reader will hear a rare song, the voice of Bergés Alvarez in Closely Listen. “ Kristin Roedell, Poet, http://cicadas-sing.ucoz.com
2012 “In his poetry of longing Bergés Alvarez journeys through dense landscapes of the heart. His expressionist visions are driven by primal human needs and entanglements that pulse and grasp, beat and flow in passionate rhythm.” J. & J. Digby, Feral Press www.pp-pub.com
2011 “By day, Bergés Alvarez oversees many of the inner workings of a radiology organization. But beneath the “dark night sky” he dreams in poetic stanzas. Deep in his heart is a yearning to reflect and grow and come to understand the greater meanings of our everyday lives.” Long Island Pulse Magazine Publisher and Editor, www.lipulse.com