"Labors They Endure" Internationally-Renowned Artist, Fernando Silva

Internationally-renowned artist, Fernando Silva's solo-exhibition "Labors They Endure" centers on Portuguese women’s lives in the roles they play, as worker, mother, and artist explored on canvas through oil, sketch, watercolor, and azulejos (tiles). With a modernist focus on such women as vineyard workers, fisherwoman, fadistas, and mothers, Silva seeks to honor the Portuguese woman for the many "labors they endure" with fortitude, joy, despair, pride and above all, love.

Silva is an internationally-renowned artist whose work has been exhibited abroad as well as in the United States at venues such as NJPAC, Newark Museum, Rutgers University, Les Malamut Art Gallery, Casa do Ribatejo, and NYC’s West Side Alliance Center, among many others.

The exhibition will be up the entire month of June until Friday, July 26th. 

June 11th (Portuguese Day Feast weekend), Silva will be live painting and hanging in the gallery part of 'Open Studios' inside the Gateway Project Spaces from 1 PM - 3 PM.