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Windows on Latimer is a series of new site-specific commissions from Philadelphia-based artists presented in The Print Center’s iconic bay window. This series responds to our temporary closure due to COVID-19, by providing safe access to art from the street. In its format, it reflects on the history of photography – a window as a lens onto the world – and takes into consideration both the formal and conceptual qualities of a window as an in-between space that can both separate and connect.
Jaime Alvarez is a Philadelphia-based artist known for “Fishtown Daily,” his ongoing photographic series of deadpan urban landscapes, as well as detail-oriented object studies. As temperatures drop this winter in Philadelphia, escape to the tropics through Windows on Latimer at The Print Center!
For this installation, Alvarez takes us to El Yunque National Forest in his native Puerto Rico, the only tropical rainforest in the United States. Covering 28,000 acres, it is home to over 200 species of flora and fauna – some not found anywhere else in the world. These include the Coqui, a very small, loud frog that is very common in Puerto Rico, yet still in danger of extinction.