CON CONFECTION
Museo de las Americas
JULY 12 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2007

 

ARTIST LIST:

Lia Menna Barreto (BRA), Ana Maria Hernando (USA), Carlos Arturo Arias Vicuna (MEX)

 

CURATOR STATEMENT

Confection, usually defined as an elaborate creation or a sweet combination of materials, is the key to this grouping of artists that used embellishment and decoration in their work. From traditional embroidery to contemporary techniques, these artists embellished, decorated, and captured complex patterns as well as botanical and faunal imagery. Traditional artists relate nature’s intricacies and signal their communities, while contemporary artists embedded these designs with underlying implications.