23 Sept - 22 Dec 2017
Using traditional methods of rope weaving and straw braiding as well as techniques of her own design Maria Nepomuceno has, since the the early 2000s, developed a process of sewing coils of coloured rope in spirals. She explores the potentially endless permutations of this adaptable form in sculptures and installations that incorporate beads, playful ceramic forms and found objects of varying sizes. Often realised in carnival-bright colours, these works are chromatically, culturally and metaphorically rich, suggesting animals, plants, the human body and landscape ranging from the microscopic to the macrocosmic.
This major exhibition of the artist's work travels from Stavanger Art Museum, where it was on display 17 March - 28 May 2017.
Image: installation view, Maria Nepomuceno, Afetosyntesis at Stavanger Art Museum. Courtesy Stavanger Art Museum.