Priscilla Monge | FORWARD KARMA "Gracias"
8 x 16 inches | laser etching on marble boomerangs
ABOUT THIS PIECE
When asked to ponder the concept of GRATITUDE I thought about creating a marble boomerang. Boomerangs are historical pieces in my work. The only ones I've done so far are etched insults. They talk about the chain of violence and how what you do is returned. Also how certain words or phrases turn into actions immediately by saying them, such as insults or curses. Similar boomerangs, but made of wood, are in the collections of the Reina Sofia Museum and the others of marble belong to the Daros collection. For this exhibition, I thought about doing one of these boomerangs but with the word GRACIAS. I never made a positive one but I thought it may be an exception in life within the series of insults.
About Priscilla Monge
Priscilla Monge’s multimedia pieces and installations explore love, aggression and the complexities of power. She provokes using a wide variety of visual languages (photography, film, object, sculpture) and as a hallmark, her art often plays with the language itself. Monge is one of the most accomplished artists of contemporary Costa Rica. Part of the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery in London, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seville and Museum of Fine Arts in Taipei, among others, Monge’s recognition extends well beyond her native country. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Spain, Italy, Greece, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.
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