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Visiting artists/brothers Einar and Jamex de la Torres to present at Alfred University
2/10/12

On Thursday, Feb. 16, artists Einar and Jamex de la Torres will speak in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall at 6:30 p.m., as part of a week-long showcase of their work at Alfred University. The public is invited; admission is free.

Brothers and artistic collaborators, Einar and Jamex will also display their distinct three-dimensional work - a combination of glass-found objects and digital printmaking - in the glass casting shop and flat shop in Binns-Merrill Hall throughout the week of Feb. 13.

The de la Torres brothers are of Mexican descent, having moved to Dana Point, CA in the early 1970s. While attending California State University at Long Beach, the brothers began a flame-worked glass figure business. The business later gave way to artistic collaborations in the realm of small mix media works. In the late 1990s, the brothers began large-scale structural installations, branching out into commissioned site-specific and public art projects.

Today, the brothers work on both sides of the San Diego-Baja California border, and enjoy the bi-national perspective prevalent in their work.
"In a visual and topographical dialogue about the conglomerated mutation of identity along the border between the United States and Mexico, our most recent work explores the issues surrounding culture and identity," said the brothers in a recent mission statement.

The brothers are recent recipients of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award.