Cristina Córdova, “Jungla” 2017, photographic polyptych,
ceramic, resin, metal, paper, glass, plastic, wood, 78 x 18″.
The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum is pleased to host a major new exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Cristina Cordova. Cristina’s figurative work has established her as one of the preeminent ceramic artists of her generation. Her work renders the figure as a mysterious, sensual force of compelling urgency. Her masterful use of the ceramic medium empowers her work with a mesmerizing, at times uncanny presence.
Cordova writes: “At its most basic level Jungla refers to a region of dense, intractable wilderness that sustains an ongoing evolutionary dance governed by uncivilized forces. This tropical landscape of my youth is a beacon to an identity, tying me back to a specific geography and the sediment of generations. It’s unrelenting influence speaks of luscious yet ominous constructs that echo the socio-political conditions in the Caribbean. It’s unruly mystery seeps out of its confines to also serve as metaphor for a creative process anchored in that liminal space between chaos and balance. A practice that gathers significance amidst the subconscious forces that underpin reality and the firm directives of the ego. Through image and form, Jungla explores the relationship between these human and geographic connections.”
69 x 24 x 19″. Harvey Barrison, “Mount Britton, El Yunge National Forest, Puerto Rico” 2014, paper, glass, plastic, wood, 100 x 144″.
Cristina Córdova received her BFA degree from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez and graduated in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., the Fuller Craft Museum, MA, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design NC, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico, the Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Alfred Ceramic Art Museum in Alfred, NY, as well as numerous prestigious private collections.
The exhibition “Jungla” it will be on view until July 29, 2018. The Alfred Ceramic Art Museum at Alfred University located at 2 Pine St, Alfred, NY 14802. More information: https://ceramicsmuseum.alfred.edu/