Canadian Sculptures' Society

Alex Tavares

My welded figures evolved from my large figure drawings. I simply pulled them off the page constructing the lines with steel strips. Once the steel strips were bent to the necessary shapes, I welded the three-dimensional lines. Painting the linear figure a matte finish and woodcarving has brought me back to my early days of art-training in Barcelona, Spain.

Selected Exhibitions
2010 PsychoKinesis, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2009 r@Gallery, Niagara Falls

2010 Niagara Art Gallery, Niagara Falls
2010 Todmorden Mills, Toronto
2009 Octogenii + 1, John B. Aird Gallery
2009 Hot Stuff, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2008 Joys of the Season, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2008 Group Exhibition, Goa Medical College Bldg, India
2008 Varley Art Gallery, Markham ON
2008 80!…Still Going Strong, John B. Aird Gallery
2007 Joseph D. Carrier Gallery, Columbus Centre
2007 Guildwood Gardens, Scarborough ON
2007 Kristu Kala Mandir, Goa
2007 Solstice, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2006 Farmagudi Art Camp, Goa, India
2006 Stouffville Studio Art Tour
2006 Thought Mass, John B. Aird Gallery
2004 New Members, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2002 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga
2002 Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, Toronto
2002 Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
2002 Fundacion Guayasamin, Ecuador
2002 Anniversary Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga
2001 Sculptors Society of Canada presents…Guest Artists, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2001 Sculpture, Guild of Arts, Toronto
2001 Colour and Form, Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke
2001 Ontario Society of Arts Juried Exhibition, Varley Art Gallery, Markham
2000 Manogian Centre, Scarborough
2000 San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
2000 Florart 2000, Awaji Island, Japan
2000 Upstairs Gallery, Lopdell House Titirangi, New Zealand
2000 Design Centre, Beijing, PR China

For more than 40 years Alex Tavares has had a fine arts career teaching in India, Kenya and Canada; organizing art festivals and mentoring students. His work has participated in numerous solo and group international exhibitions since1957. He is currently retired from teaching in Toronto and has relocated to Mount Albert where he continues his sculpture work. Tavares was elected into the Sculptors Society of Canada in 2004.



Media: Wood / steel

SSC Member Since: 2004