Drawing Lessons from the Mates Burilados Tradition
WHEN: November 1 - December 2, 2017 OPENING: November 3, 5-8 pm
WHERE: 450 Harrison Ave, #309A, Boston
HOURS: By appointment
This intimate exhibition explores the old Peruvian tradition of Mates Burilados in the hands of contemporary artists. The artists etch directly into the outer surface of the skinned, cleaned and dried gourds creating complexly detailed drawings. These works are alive with narrative compositions and elegant designs. Seen within the context of contemporary works on paper and prints, these etched gourds demonstrate their timeless freshness, and the seamless continuity from past traditions to present day practices in the hands of accomplished artists. Sizes range from 3-8 inches in diameter.