In Focus – María Berrío: Esperando mientras la noche florece (Waiting for the Night to Bloom) at the Norton Museum of Art
The first survey (2 January–9 May 2021) of María Berrío’s art includes two new pieces. Berrío’s large-scale, brilliantly coloured collages are meticulously crafted from unique papers sourced from South America and Asia, especially Japan. Lush landscapes and modest domestic interiors are dominated by women who gaze directly at the viewer. The inaction of these ethereal and expressionless characters belies the turmoil and anxiety of their passage to their current surroundings while unflinching in the certainty of their presence. They also characterize Berrío’s own path. Her family history is a testament to the experiences which inspire her subject matter as an immigrant and independent woman in America.
Image: Installation view, María Berrío: Esperando mientras la noche florece (Waiting for the Night to Bloom) at the Norton Museum of Art
All works © María Berrío
Courtesy Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
Previous exhibitions at Victoria Miro
The exhibition is available to view virtually on Vortic Collect until 18 December 2020.