Stephen has always been a presence in my life, for as long as I can remember. He continues to be present in my memories and heart, so in that sense he remains.
José Rivera was born in Chicago in 1955, grew up in Puerto Rico, and now lives in the Bronx. This, his first solo show, includes drawings, paintings, collages, assemblages, and sculptureand its a knockout.
When is a painting not a painting? When its finger traces in acrylic dust on a mirror (Tony Matelli, Big Tits, 2011)?