We invite you to join us in collaboration with the Consulate General of Portugal in Boston for an opneing of work by Portuguese-American artist José Santos on Friday, May 3rd from 6:30-9pm as part of the Boston Portuguese Festival!
José -- a first generation Portuguese-American -- is influences by both the culture his parents came from in Portugal and the city he knows and loves, Boston. He is continually exploring his ethnic background in his work and is grateful for how much he knows about his ancestry -- through his work he feels he has a closer connection to these people and places.
In José's own words, his "work is as much about the labor that goes into each pieces as it is about the end result. I try to keep my artistic language simple and direct, so it speaks to the common person, who to me represents the many people who make up my community. My work allows me to visually express what I understand and observe in my family, friends, community, and place."
This exhibit showcases a body of work that has been created in the last few years. One strand that runs common to all the pieces in this show is that they are all realistic. José hopes that by viewing these pieces everyone can share a common experience.
José will be in attendance at the opening to discuss his body of work and talk with collectors about his Portuguese heritage. We look forward to seeing you on Friday night!