Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino presents Sandra Monterroso: "Threads of Memory" opening day

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Sicardi Gallery presents Sandra Monterroso: "Threads of Memory"
Sandra Monterroso, Vida Azul, from the series Wounds Can Also Be Dyed Blue, 2019. Sculpture, dyed yarn, Tocoyales, steel. 23 9/16 x 23 9/16 x 15 3/4 in. Photo courtesy of Sandra Monterroso

Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino will present "Threads of Memory," the gallery’s first solo exhibition by the Guatemalan artist Sandra Monterroso. The exhibition is accompanied by a curatorial text by art historian Isabela Villanueva.

For over two decades Monterroso has been recognizing, investigating, and immersing herself into the Maya Q’eqchi’ ancestry to produce a body of work, according to Villanueva, “that researches and scrutinizes the role of the indigenous in Guatemalan heritage and its contemporaneity, gender roles in the face of traditions, and the process of conversion and subjugation."

Monterroso’s exhibition will present a group of artworks utilizing the ancient Mesoamerican materials Achote (annatto) and Indigo. The Mayans worked with these materials to dye baskets, leather, and feathers and to paint murals and pottery.

The exhibition will remain open through August 29. The gallery is open on an appointment-only basis. Email or call 713-529-1313 to schedule an appointment.

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Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino
1506 W. Alabama St.
Houston, TX 77006