Alberto Garcia-Alvarez

Crossings

04 October - 01 November 2014

Alberto Garcia-Alvarez studied painting at the University of Barcelona and graduated in 1951. He exhibited widely in the USA and Europe, participating in shows alongside artists including Brice Marden and Frank Stella, before moving to New Zealand with his young family in 1973 to take up a position at Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts.

For over 20 years Auckland University art students received the benefit of Garcia-Alvarez’ international experience and, today, he is credited with having mentored and guided an artistic generation that included both Judy Millar and Stephen Bambury.

Although some of his students are now New Zealand household names Garcia-Alvarez’ own artwork is rarely seen in public, despite being held in public collections which include Te Papa, Chartwell and Auckland Art Gallery.

Tim Melville is pleased to present The Crossings; an exhibition of rediscovered artworks from as early as the 1970s alongside a suite of dazzling new paintings from 2014.

Photography: Kallan MacLeod

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1977-221 (Cross Section) (Auckland)
1977
oil on wood
560mm H x 520mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crosings
October 2014
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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1977-5 (Cross Section)
1977
mixed media on wood
670mm H x 750mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1976-27 (Cross Section)
1976
mixed media on wood
710mm H x 570mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1982-34
1982
acrylic, galvanised metal on wood
720mm H x 620mm W
CHARTWELL COLLECTION, AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1987-3 (Cross Section)
1987
oil on wood
850mm H x 870mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1976-6
1976
oil on wood
820mm H x 520mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1978-6
1978
string, mixed media on wood
710mm H x 650mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1978-25
1978
oil on wood
1650mm H x 1620mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1999-22 (Creus)
1999
acrylic on wood
1200mm H x 1200mm W (25 pieces, various dimensions)
CHARTWELL COLLECTION, AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1982-35
1982
oil on wood
700mm H x 620mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1982-37 (Mujer)
1982
oil on wood
590mm H x 430mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1998-8
1998
enamel on wood
610mm H x 475mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2000-3
2000
mixed media on wood
500mm H x 420mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2014-1
2014
mixed media on wood
340mm H x 300mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1998-13
1998
metal spray paint on wood
590mm H x 240mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1998-18
1998
metal spray paint on wood
560mm H x 310mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1998-2 (1936-39)
1998
stainless steel spoon, mixed media on wood
250mm H x 90mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2002-356 (Judio Errante/Wandering Jew)
2002
photograph on wood
390mm H x 140mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1998-12
1998
galvanised metal on wood
330mm H x 170mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2001-349
2001
aluminium on wood, mixed media
390mm H x 210mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2004-87
2004
enamel on wood
560mm H x 480mm W

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1982-15 (Separado)
1982
metal spray paint, galvanised metal on wood
860mm H x 680mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1998-10
1998
oil on wood
510mm H x 510mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
Crossings
October 2014
Installation View

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1994-86
1994
printing ink and mixed media on canvas
950mm H x 735mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
89 (Remember Ian Scott)
2014
mixed media on board
255mm H x 185mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2014-91
2014
printing ink and mixed media on canvas
1830mm H x 1625mm W
CHARTWELL COLLECTION, AUCKLAND ART GALLERY

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
2014-88
2014
water-based mixed media on canvas
2500mm H x 1850mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Alberto Garcia-Alvarez
1994-86
1994
printing ink and mixed media on canvas
950mm H x 735mm W
PRIVATE COLLECTION