January 6 – February 21, 2020
Dolores Furtado is a sculptor who creates work that focuses on materiality. She uses technical research and experimentation to create forms that expose the unique qualities of her materials, and views her sculptures as the documentation of process and action.
Furtado studied art at the Universidad di Tella. She has been an artist in residence with AIR on Governor’s Island, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, and the Pouch Cove Visual Artist Residency. Furtado has also won the Jerome Foundation Fellowship. Her work has been in solo and group exhibitions at: Kingsborough Art Museum (Brooklyn, NY; 2019), Vasari Gallery (Buenos Aires, Argentina; 2018), Clemente Soto Cultural Center (New York, NY; 2017), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, NY; 2017) and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (Argentina; 2016). Furtado will develop a series of 15 medium-scale ceramic sculptures based on her previous experiments casting paper pulp. This will be her first foray into working with clay. She will make this series by creating molds of her paper sculptures and casting them in clay during her residency at the Pottery.
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