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Ana Maria Hernando

Ana Maria Hernando: La Montańa

JANUARY 27 – APRIL 19, 2009

 

For her residency at MCA Denver, Ana Maria Hernando mounded petticoats to form La Montańa in the Project Gallery. Over the four years leading up to her exhibition at MCA Denver, Hernando, who is originally from Argentina, visited 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 utilized 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 Montańa, 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 creates 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 has utilized 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 Maria 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, Boulder, 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).

 

Photograph of Peruvian petticoats courtesy Kenneth Robinson.

   

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