Cumanday- Beautiful Mountain
Solo exhibition by Carolyn Castaño
Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles
October 1, 2023 - January 7, 2024
Video by L.A. Art Documents / www.laartdocuments.com
Text Source: www.craftcontemporary.org
Cumanday- Beautiful Mountain is an ode to the tradition of landscape representation and the disappearing glaciers in Colombia. This new body of work from the 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 and its ongoing destructive effects on the environment due to resource exploitation and postindustrial manufacturing.