Javier Lara “A Tribute to Immigrant Parents” Exhibit

Javier A. LaraThis exhibit beautifully encapsulates the artist’s profound respect and admiration for his parents, highlighting their significant impact on his creative journey. By incorporating Fabric installations, the artist honors his paternal lineage’s dedication to the textile craft. Additionally, the inclusion of performances/video collaborations serves as a heartfelt tribute to his late mother. In general, the artwork emphasizes the emotional and inspirational influence of both parents on his artistic endeavors. The exhibit promises to be a touching and visually captivating homage to the artist’s familial roots and the enduring legacy of their voices in his work.


A series of fabric installations will be the focal point of the exhibit, with each panel addressing different social and political themes. These themes depict a diverse and inclusive worldview, reflecting the cultural foundation his parents exposed him to.


A Tribute to Immigrant Parents
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 24, 2024 from 5:30 -8:30pm


Exhibit Run Dates: August 24 – 30, 2024


Viewing Hours: Saturday at Noon with reception starting at 5:30pm, Wednesday Noon – 9:00pm, Thusday Noon – 6:00pm, Friday Noon – 9:00pm


   This Exhibit Includes a Video Installation

The following =videos will presented:


“From Love to Death to Life”
Poetic work interpretation based on 100 Sonates by Pablo Neruda.


“Between 3 Nations”
The experiences a nomad must endure, mapping, displacement, and adjusting to a new culture.


“Parallel Line”
Political/Social experience by Mother and Son at different historical times of the decay of Venezuelan 63 years soled democracy.


Art Statement


The imagery present in my work is predominately inspired by an eroticism that I perceive as inherent from my cultural exposure. Through materiality, color choices and artistic language I call attention to social, political, and environmental issues. My intention is to create visually seductive work to evoke memories, associations, and different type of emotions in the viewer, thus creating a space for conversation, thought, engagement, and action.


Biography: Javier A. Lara


Javier A. Lara is an artist based in the USA. Born in Colombia and raised in Venezuela, Lara relocated to the USA to continue his higher education.


He received a BFA from Rhode Island College in 1992 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. Heritage and personal life experiences are the most important source of inspiration for Lara’s artistic practice and his creativity has a solid foundation in his parents exposing him to various cultures and an inclusive view of the world.




Made possible with support from the Broward County Cultural Division.