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, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

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.

River (detail), 2017

India ink on Tyvek

60 x 640”

© Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez

Cornucopia (detail), 2016

India Ink on Tyvek

108″ x 225”

© Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez