About the Artist
Alvin Gregorio pursues the expressions of immigration, fragility of family, globalism, violence and war, spirituality, post-nomadism and the defense mechanisms used to contain and navigate these issues. His newest work looks at the dashboard as one of the best examples of a contemporary altar or a time capsule, as it serves as the catchall for tools and random items acquired throughout the day, an altar annex and where we place items that recall our values and memories. The work investigates this concept as it relates to the hopes, dreams, aspirations, failures, and triumphs of his late grandfather, who is a Filipino guerrilla sniper in World War II. He adopted and cultivated a globalized view of the world that has birthed children and grandchildren that were dispersed to countless countries worldwide.