DETOUR Gallery is pleased to present Intersectional, a new exhibition featuring all new, original works by Julia Rivera.
“I have become a political artist: writing letters, making calls, posting on Facebook and protesting. Our democracy is designed to speak the truth… ”
The above words of the iconic Julia Rivera are testamentary to the power of her works and her fierce commitment to creating a better world. Rivera’s works have a way of contagiously drawing viewers and creative minds, alike, into an inspiring space... A space that reflects her passion for fighting against injustice while raising awareness about the need for equality and inclusion in society.
Approaching her paintings, a talent is revealed that shines through creativity and innovation. A hunger to command affirmative change. Rivera is quoted as saying: “My message has always been balance, peace and survival. I try to touch the world emotionally through my sculptures and paintings…”
Julia Rivera has created a name for herself as an art restorer and talented, multifaceted artist. Rivera was born in the Bronx in 1965, and has since completed an enormous amount of studying and exhibiting across the globe. She attended Escuela de Artes Plásticas in Puerto Rico, she then received her MA in 17th-century painting and restoration at the Studio Arts College International, Florence, Italy. Rivera has art in numerous permanent collections across the globe, including the United States, China, France, and Puerto Rico.
Julia Rivera’s solo show titled Intersectional opens on November 5th, 2022 with the opening reception scheduled for between 6pm-9pm. Some of the works to be featured in said show were specifically created around contemporary happenings, reflected in themes such as the January 6th Capitol Insurrection, Abortion rights, and the War in Ukraine. Note that RSVPs are not necessary but highly encouraged.