BORIS TORRES will share his work for our next NYC service, Sunday, April 26th at Dixon Place. The theme is TRUTH AND LIES.
The wonderful work of Boris Torres came to our attention a few years ago – he’s the husband of our pal, filmmaker Ira Sachs. Boris is a painter/watercolorist and collagist who’s focus is the figure – usually the male figure although this has changed a bit recently – he’s got a series of portraits of female stars like Liz Taylor. Boris’ work is pulpy, sensual and, often, sexual, drawing from men’s muscle magazines from the 50s and 60s as well as found images from gay dating and hook up sites. For this month’s NYC service on TRUTH AND LIES, he’ll be presenting paintings and collages that call into question what is true about the selves we present for consumption, what’s a lie and what’s a combination of the two…
Here’s his bio:
Boris Torres is originally from Ecuador and lives in New York City. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Veneklasen/Werner Gallery in Berlin, La Petit Mort Gallery Gallery in Canada, La Naranjilla Mecánica in Quito- Ecuador, Art in General, Center for Book Arts and Dumbo Arts Center in NYC. His work will be included in the upcoming traveling exhibition Art Aids America. Boris’s work is published in the historical survey – Art and Queer Culture, edited by Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer, Phaidon Press, 2013. His work is featured in the critically acclaimed feature film Keep The Lights On. He received an MFA from Brooklyn College.
You can see some of his work at boristorres.com