This November, students will mount “Guardians of Their Art: The Contemporary Peruvian Amazon” in the William Johnston Building Gallery, set in the newly renovated, LEED-certified William Johnston Building on Landis Green. With two glassed walls, facing the building's five-story atrium, the gallery is an exquisite and yet intimate space to show work.
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Guardians of Their Art:
The Contemporary Peruvian Amazon
November 10 – December 9, 2016
William Johnston Building Gallery – Florida State University
143 Honors Way, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Exhibition curated by the Museum Object Course of the Department of Art History guided by the instructor of the class Ph.D. student Gabriela Germana
Artists: Lastenia Canayo, Gerardo Petsaín, Roldán Pinedo, Brus Rubio, Christian Bendayán, Adrián Portugal
Amazonian art is not a closed and homogeneous category; rather, at the present it is a space for new and multiple explorations by artists coming from different perspectives.
Through a group of pieces that include embroideries, paintings, printings, and photographs, this show seeks to introduce contemporary Peruvian art about and from the Amazon to the local audience. The exhibit will highlight the diversity of the artists and their backgrounds, how the Amazon has influenced the work of the artists, and how the urban and natural landscapes surrounding the artists interact with their art.
The show will display the works of each individual artist grouped together, but at the same time will organize the art into the main categories of nature, myths, and people/daily life to stress common topics and the relationship among the artists.
Today Amazonian art is not only made in the Amazon, but every artist captivated by this region becomes an “amazonist” and in their way and since their own perspective is a guardian of their art.
The pieces selected for this exhibition have been generously borrowed by Bufeo / amazonía+arte, a space dedicated to the research and promotion of Amazonian art, located in Lima, Peru and directed by the Amazonian artist Christian Bendayán.