The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, August 22, 2014


MCA Denver Presents La Montaña by Artist-in-Residence Ana Maria Hernando in the Project Gallery
Photograph of Peruvian petticoats. Photo courtesy of Kenneth Robinson.
DENVER, CO.- MCA Denver announced the opening of Ana María Hernando’s installation La Montaña in the Project Gallery. The exhibition opens January 27, 2009 and runs through April 19, 2009. A public reception will be held on Friday, January 30 from 6-10pm. This exhibition was curated through an invitation and proposal process, during which Cydney Payton, former Executive Director and Chief Curator of MCA Denver, invited a selection of artists to submit residency proposals. From these proposals, artists were chosen to exhibit by a committee comprised of educators and students from MCA Denver’s partner schools and a member of the MCA Denver Board of Directors.

For her residency at MCA Denver, Ana María Hernando has mounded petticoats to form La Montaña in the Project Gallery. Over the past four years, Hernando—originally from Argentina—has been visiting the remote village of Mollamarca located high in the Andean mountains, outside the city of Cusco in southwestern Peru. This is the fourth project in which she drew from her experiences from the Peruvian village to create an art installation.

The colorful petticoats worn by the women of Mollamarca are enchanting. Layered under their skirts, the petticoats add cheerfulness and a magical element to the atmosphere as the women work on steep mountainsides, weave, sing, or dance. For La Montaña, Hernando brought the crocheted petticoats from Mollamarca to her studio in Boulder, Colorado where she stiffened them using glue and resin. Students from MCA Denver’s partner schools have also participated in the process during the on-site installation of the work.

By working in varied media—such as drawing, painting, installation, video, and poetics—Hernando has created a flexible artistic practice that allows her to bridge her past and present experiences throughout the Americas. She often collaborates to create new contexts when she is working with found objects. Seemingly incompatible opposites like old and new, craft and fine art, man-made objects and nature, are joined together as part of Hernando’s vision. For example, she drew on the talents of Carmelite nuns in Buenos Aires, Argentina to embroider shaped cloth forms that she applied to gallery walls like drawings. She has also taken shoes made from rubber tires and worn by children of the Andes to create a wall mandala.

Ana María Hernando was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1959. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She holds a BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland. Hernando has had many group and solo exhibitions including at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO (2009 & 2005); Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO (2009); Museo de las Americas, Denver, CO (2007); International Center of Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine (2008); and Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota, Duluth (2006).



Today's News

January 26, 2009

Paris 100 Years Ago: From the Petit Palais Collection on View at Cajacirculo in Spain

Exhibition of Degas Contemporaries Opens at the National Gallery of Australia

Wexner Center and SFMOMA to Present First U.S. Retrospective of the Work of Luc Tuymans

Austin Museum of Art Announces Clifford Ross Photography: Outside Realism

Canada's Only Stop: Prized Surrealist Art at the AGO this Summer

Meadows Museum Opens Most Comprehensive Exhibition of Etruscan Art Ever Shown in U.S.

A Tapestry of Memories: The Art of Dinh Q. Le at Tufts University Art Gallery

Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis Presents The Front Room: Short Exhibitions by Artists and Others

Princeton University Museum Opens Mini Masters Exhibition Showcasing Works of its Young Visitors

Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry to Present Creative Traditions of South Asia

MCA Denver Presents La Montaña by Artist-in-Residence Ana Maria Hernando in the Project Gallery

Tyler Museum of Art Extends Run of Exhibition Through March 1

Work by Sol LeWitt to be Exhibited at Tate Liverpool as Part of Artist Rooms

Cordova/Jackson Collaboration Opens at the Fleming Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum to Offer Chinese Audio Tours for Ming Exhibition

Rockwell Kent Exhibit Extended to July at New York State Museum

Walker Art Center Presents Visionary Composer/Trumpeter Jon Hassell and Maarifa Street

Museum Receives Major Gifts of Works of Art in Memory of Late Director Anne d'Harnoncourt

The American Institute of Architects select Six Recipients of the 2009 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement

Fallen Fruit Makes its San Diego Debut at Museum of Contemporary Art

The Columbia Museum of Art Elects Two New Board Members

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site