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May 13 - July 16, 2022

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez

PINTURAS DE CASTA AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AMERICAN IDENTITY

May 13 - July 16, 2022

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez

PINTURAS DE CASTA AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AMERICAN IDENTITY

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art will present works from Colombian American artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s Casta Paintings series. Friedemann-Sánchez’s paintings reference casta painting, a genre popularized in eighteenth-century Spanish Colonial Central and South America that purported to depict a racial and social taxonomy of children born of racially mixed couplings. Friedemann-Sánchez’s contemporary casta paintings take inspiration from this problematic genre to reflect on the legacy of colonialism that lingers in the racial and social discrimination and marginalization present in her home country of Colombia and here in the United States. The paintings feature life-size tracings of female bodies adorned with floral imagery lifted from both the indigenous resin technique of mopa mopa and Spanish colonial iconography. Masks from across Latin America and the Caribbean are included to represent stereotypes born of colonial-era mixed-race classifications that continue to perpetuate today.

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez

PINTURAS DE CASTA AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AMERICAN IDENTITY

May 13 - July 16, 2022
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Member Preview Day
Halsey Institute galleries
Thursday, May 12, 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open to all membership levels. Email halseyRSVP@cofc.edu to reserve your space
Opening Reception
Halsey Institute galleries
Friday, May 13, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Artist Talk
Halsey Institute galleries
Tuesday, May 17, 7:00 PM
Sit a Spell conversation series
Halsey Institute galleries
Wednesday, May 25, 12:00 PM
Membership Mornings with Counter Culture Coffee
Halsey Institute galleries
Friday, June 17, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Open to all membership levels. Email halseyRSVP@cofc.edu to reserve your space
Curator-led tour for Members
Halsey Institute galleries
Thursday, July 14, 7:00 PM
Open to all membership levels. Email halseyRSVP@cofc.edu to reserve your space
Staff-led tours of the exhibition take place at 2:00 PM each Saturday unless superseded by a program.
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About the artist

Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez is a Colombo-American, mid-career artist with an interdisciplinary practice. She grew up in Colombia as the child of a Colombian and a United States citizen and migrated to the US as an adult. Her art is about the curious and intense experience of having physically migrated, yet still having a piece of herself rooted in Colombia. She is creating an intersectional feminist visual novel that is a multifaceted project comprised of paintings, sculptures, objects, and mixed media that together—and in different voices—weave a synchronicity of dialogues, passages, and punctuations about hybridity and cultural ownership.

She is in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art; she participated at the 20 Congreso Internacional: La Experiencia Intelectual de las Mujeres en el Siglo XXI in 2012 in Mexico City. Shows include Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Blue Star Contemporary, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, La Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador, Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, and Bronx Museum of the Arts.

She was awarded the Doctorow Prize in Painting, a Nebraska Arts Council grant, a Smithsonian Artist Reseach Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation grant, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures grant, and was nominated to the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the United States Artists fellowships, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and to the Anonymous Was A Woman Award. She was a resident at Art Omi, Fountainhead, Tamarind Institute, Yaddo, Gasworks, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Bronx Museum of the Arts.

 

Visit Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s website at NancyFriedemann.com

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