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Featured Artist Javier Rivera

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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly presents the work of featured artist ‘22-23 Javier Rivera. His exhibit, Street Corners, will be on view until March 2023. 

My work expresses the documentation of events and the question of how they can be presented. I am able to express this by telling a story or creating a metaphor. It is characterized by using everyday objects and situations in an atmosphere of class difference, in which recognition plays an important role. It is through recognition that I can portray my community and speak to a broader audience. With this, I seek to investigate the representations of cultures and situations as well as depictions and ideas. 

Javier Rivera is a Houston based artist who takes inspiration from subcultures, background, and landscapes. His paintings and artworks demonstrate how life extends beyond its own subjective limits, and often tells a story about cultural interactions. Rivera is currently a student at the University of Houston, in his final year of the School of Art’s Painting Program.  

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