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Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez, Cornucopia
March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
March 4 – April 9, 2017
Artist’s Talk & Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 4, 4 – 7pm
Kentler International Drawing Space is pleased to present Cornucopia, a solo exhibition of new drawings by artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez.
Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez was born in Colombia and migrated to the United States as a young adult. A rich cultural dialog runs through her work, mixing traditional Spanish and Native Colombian iconography with modern American sensibilities. Inspired also by Minimalism and the Pattern and Decoration movement, her large-scale drawings explore themes of cultural memory and identity alongside broader issues of colonialism, class-consciousness and gender politics. The artist is currently creating a visual novel comprised of paintings, drawings and mixed media works that weave a synchronicity of passages, punctuations and silences addressing hybridity and cultural ownership.
The works featured in Cornucopia are unexpectedly and intriguingly complex. Using luminous inks on black Tyvek, Friedemann-Sánchez creates highly detailed scenes on a monumental scale. Her compositions, including opulent floral arrangements and ghostly figures, recall familiar Spanish and indigenous subjects with subtle, quirky flourishes – tiny humans, animals, and domestic objects appear throughout. Heirloom combs and masks incorporated into the two-dimensional works emphasize their dual historical and political significance.
A brochure with an essay by Susan Silas accompanies the exhibition.
Kentler International Drawing Space is located at 353 Van Brunt Street (between Dikeman & Wolcott Streets) in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For more information, contact Executive Director Florence Neal, 718.875.2098 or visit www.kentlergallery.org.