Elsa María Meléndez at Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Alabama Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present VENGO DE UNA ISLA DE CONFUSIÓN ((I COME FROM AN ISLAND OF CONFUSION), new work by Elsa Maria Melendez on view from September 9, 2022 through November 26, 2022.

Mounting her first solo exhibition in the United States, Elsa María Meléndez (Born 1974, Caguas, Puerto Rico) is a printmaker and creator of installations where she incorporates embroidery, stitch, and large amounts of synthetic materials. The iconography in her work shows features of the Puerto Rican idiosyncrasy and summarizes debates that respond to uncertainty faced with cultural destruction, exhaustion of human relations, the decline in public policy, and lack of gender equality. The artist employs representations of women in private and public life to develop an antithesis on judgments of the body and sexuality.

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