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Francisco Josue Alvarado Araujo


Artist in Residence

March 6 - April 10, 2021



Over the course of six weeks, Sweet Pass functioned as Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo’s work space, culminating in an open studio on April 10th, 2021. A recent graduate from TCU, Francisco works with found and donated materials to create site specific interventions and installations. There is an urgency to his work; arranging, balancing, and playing with what he refers to as “an object's principals”, attempting to make sculptures and situations levitate. With the park in a transitional state, the grounds waiting for envelopment from its spring wardrobe, and Francisco, a recent graduate transitioning to post-academic life, we saw simpatico. The lot Sweet Pass inhabits, which has spent part of its life as an illegal dump, provides an interesting context for Araujo’s consideration of use, dilapidation, and assemblage. During his residency Francisco placed interventions through the park, rigging bicycles from the trees with knot forms that refer to shibari.

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Installation Detail

Francisco Josue Alvarado Araujo is an artist living in Fort Worth, Texas. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Texas Christian University in 2020 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas in 2015. Invested in the collaborative act, he has been involved in multiple DIY group exhibitions and projects with the intention of expanding the notion of the exhibition space.

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Portrait of the Artist

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Installation detail

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Intallation detail

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Francisco rigging a sculpture designed to be blown over

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Installation detail

Kinetic detail

Bottle Installation

trey burns sweet pass sculpture park

Portrait of the Artist