Olga de Amaral

Luz blanca (White light) . 1969
(reconstructed 1992, 2010)
Plastic
Courtesy of Diego Amaral Ceballos
Works by Olga de Amaral introduce the two prevailing motifs in the exhibition: flowing water and the processes of weaving. A pioneer of fiber art in Latin America, Amaral has been working since the 1950s. Well known for making large-scale yet intricately detailed work that references pre-Hispanic weaving traditions, myths, and motifs, she uses a diversity of materials including linen, fique, silk, paper, parchment, gesso, mud, acrylic, silver, and gold leaf.

 

© Photo: Courtesy of Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Waterweavers

The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture. Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, 24 June - 27 Sept. 2015. Curator: José Roca, with Alejandro Martín.

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