By Nora Valdez
The Hess Gallery is proud to welcome
Boston sculptor Nora Valdez in her newest exhibit Fragments.
September 20 – November 20, 2021
Artists Reception and Talk: October 17th 2:00pm-5:00pm
Nora Valdez, born in Argentina, has been living and working in the United States since 1986. She graduated from the College of Fine Arts (Mercedes San Luis, Argentina) as Professor of Fine Arts Her work has been exhibited internationally in Europe, Asia, North, Central and South America, including numerous international Sculpture Symposiums. She has more than 15 permanent Public Art pieces around the world and United States.
Valdez uses sculpture and installations to explore ideas of home and the immigrant experience. She has been focused for many years on creating public art pieces and monumental Sculpture. Her thematic concerns are also reflected in her involvement with the community. The recipient of many awards, Valdez has appeared in numerous publications, national and international. Her work has received funding from public and private institutions.
Says Valdez about her new work at the Hess: “Although my themes come from a personal place, many immigrants who are navigating this same mighty river, moving from place to place and longing for home, share this feeling and yearn for a new place to rest and be safe. Now that we are all living in times of increasing change and disruption, that feeling of being dislocated and fragmented might be felt by even more people, not just immigrants. The feeling of disruption and dislocation can have many sources. Carving gives me the opportunity to hear and express answers from deep within. When I follow it I find it directs me slowly towards peace. Back home to my essential self, the self that is not fragmented or stuck between worlds.”