The Butterfly Case: Bernardo Vallarino

12 November 2022 - 29 January 2023

 "It is part of the human experience to avoid pain and humanity prefers to ignore painful truths rather than to confront them. As an artist addressing social issues, I feel a responsibility to create artworks that evoke questions with respect to our own behaviors towards others." – Bernardo Vallarino

At Love Texas Art
501 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas 761012

Love Texas Art is honored to present The Butterfly Case, artwork by award winning artist Bernardo Vallarino. The Butterfly Case is a series of mixed media sculptures, installations, and other interdisciplinary artworks merging religious elements with components of entomological displays. True to Vallarino’s previous social commentary work, this immersive multi-media solo exhibition touches on themes of apathy, racism, and classicism involving groups like minorities, migrants, and the houseless through ornate church-like displays. By using beautiful pinned dead butterflies as a vehicle for introspection, Vallarino asks visitors to consider the value of those living and reflect on how we each treat all humans.


The Butterfly Casewill be on display November 12, 2022 – January 29, 2023 at Love Texas Art gallery located at 501 Houston Street, Fort Worth, Texas  76107. The opening reception will take place Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 6-9pm.

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