Dane Arts Gallery
City-County Building 1st Floor (210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Madison, WI)
January 2019 - March 2019. Open 8:00am-5:00pm and during public meetings.
Exhibition Opening Reception
Thursday, January 31, 2019
5pm - 7pm
First floor of the City-County Building (210 MLK Jr. Blvd. Madison, WI 53703.)
*Parking can be found at the Dane County Parking Ramp (113 S. Henry St. Madison, WI 53703). Metered street parking is also available.
Maria Amalia Wood
A native of Honduras, Maria Amalia maintains a studio in Madison and enjoys working with textiles, papermaking and community-focused storytelling. With a creative process that embraces a personal and socially engaged art practice, her work delves into the complexities of life lived between Central America and the Midwestern United States.
Informed by the natural process of growth and decay, change and transformation, each paper fragment is a poetic and abstract narrative embedded and embroidered with seeds. The week after my grandmother passed away, I worked intuitively, forming sheets of paper while listening to boleros (a genre of slow-tempo Latin music). I pulp painted my way through memories of Tita Aurora. The transformative act of papermaking started a healing process through an art experience that was tactile and physical.