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Cornucopia 2
Ink on Tyvek | 2017
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Castiza
Ink on Tyvek, comb and mask | 2017
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River (detail)
Ink on Tyvek | 2017
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Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez: Turn of the Sea

August 20, 2022

March 5, 2023

The Sioux City Art Center is delighted to present Turn of the Sea, a solo exhibition by Colombian-American artist Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez. Turn of the Sea will be an exciting opportunity for audiences to see the Lincoln, Nebraska-based artist’s largest paintings and installations together for the first time. The exhibition title comes from Volta do largo, a Portuguese navigational term that speaks to the 15th-century Age of Discovery, historical trade routes and, more recently, currents of ocean pollution.

Friedemann-Sánchez’s beautifully intricate work is deeply rooted in her Colombian ancestry, knowledge of South America’s indigenous cultures and their encounter with Spanish explorers. She approaches her work with a feminist perspective and the rigor of a cultural anthropologist, researching historical decorative art to better understand the structures of colonialism and racial identity.

Turn of the Sea is curated by Karen Emenheiser-Harris

The reception for Turn of the Sea will be on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

Please join us on Saturday, March 4, 2023, from 2:00 – 3:30pm in the Main Gallery (3rd floor) for a very special event to celebrate the closing of Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s fabulous exhibition Turn of the Sea. For the past few months Nancy’s important multi-media work has inspired many conversations about topics including the history of colonialism, racial identity, Indigenous craft traditions, and eco-feminism. For this event, she will be joined by her friend and colleague University of Nebraska, Lincoln professor Dr. Amelia María de la Luz Montes.

Learn more HERE!

Gallery Talk with Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez

Mestiza Dos Veces

This video provides background information on the work of Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez’s and the history of the Barníz de Pasto craft technique.