Carolyn Castaño: Cumanday- Beautiful Mountain

Craft Contemporary

Oct. 1, 2024 - Jan. 7, 2024

5814 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, 90036
PHONE 323 937-4230

Cumanday- Beautiful Mountain is an ode to the tradition of landscape representation and the disappearing glaciers in Colombia. This new body of work from Colombian American artist Carolyn Castaño blends her mixed media watercolor and hard-edge painting techniques with her study of colonialist 19th-century painted travelogues and map-making. The resulting artworks show layered landscape compositions of the impact of climate change on the Andean tropical glacier chains. By including printed fabrics and appliqués with tropical motifs, the artist links colonialism with its ongoing destructive effects on the environment due to resource exploitation and postindustrial manufacturing.

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