Maiz (corn) is embedded in the culture of the Americas. From its origins in the highlands to today’s massive agricultural production in the mechanized plains, corn has played an essential role in the development of civilization.
During a few weeks during the winters of 2008-2010, an international group of weavers meeting at the Lurie-Larochette studio in El Tuito, Cabo Corrientes, focused on the theme of “Maiz”, as a woven homage celebrating the rich diversity of Mexican culture
“MAIZ” participating artists:
Louise Abbott, USA. Gabriel Canales, Mexico. Antoinette Dumper, Canada. Elaine Duncan, Canada. Jean Pierre Larochette, USA. Yadin Larochette, USA. Donna Millen, Canada. Sonja Miremont, USA. Christine Rivers, Canada. Victoria Stone, USA. Elaine Todd-Stevens, USA. Nancy Trissel, USA. Sally Williamson, USA. Jackie Wollenberg, USA.
"WATER SONGS" TAPESTRIES:“Only song can respond to the call that are the 9 tapestries that together form the “Water Songs” of my friends, weaver Jean Pierre Larochette and designer Yael Lurie. The heart recognizes its own mute, but pulsating language, in the visions, dilated in meditation, of the natural world” wrote UC Berkeley Professor Laura Perez. These tapestries dedicated to the theme of water, were created between the years 1999-2009 in the artist’s studios of El Tuito, C.C. and Berkeley, CA.
PETER GRAY MUSEUM OF ART
University of Guadalajara Vallarta Campus (CUC)
January 25 – March 5, 2011Reception February 2, 6 – 8 PM
Peter Gray Museum of Art Website