Virtual Exhibition – Materia: Arte de la Amazonia Peruana/Matter: Art of the Peruvian Amazon
April 7 – June 30, 2021
Explore the spirit, beauty, and fragility of the Peruvian Amazon through the perspective of both indigenous and transplant artists living and working deep in the heart of the jungle. Feel their strong spiritual connection to the flora and fauna that make life in the Amazon vibrant and possible. Hear their call to the world to take notice of not only the physical loss of land and life to industry and pollution, but also to the loss of rich cultural traditions that have been slowly becoming extinct.
The exhibition Materia: Arte de la Amazonia Peruana (Matter: Art of the Peruvian Amazon), curated by Carmen Balcazar-Pendleton, presents contemporary works from six artists working in a variety of media from traditional painting, to music, to textiles. Join these incredible artists on a virtual tour of beauty and hope. Artists/Guardians of the Amazon: Percy Aleksander, musician/composer; Brus Rubio, painter; David Orlando, illustrator; Marlena Churay Roque, textile artist; Jose Asuncion, painter; Claire Lardeux, mixed media.
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts (RCCA) and Camden Comic Con (CCC) are proud to host this virtual art exhibition, on view in our largest digital gallery space! Since 2014, Camden Comic Con has served as a hub for collaboration between creators of all kinds as well as diverse audiences in South Jersey. Though we cannot meet up in person this year, we are happy to provide a forum for connection and creativity to continue to thrive. Explore the work of dozens of artists throughout the region and beyond, including illustrators, painters, photographers, cosplayers and more. Make sure to visit their websites and support them however you can this season. We hope to keep some of the same feelings of CCCs past alive and celebrate our collective love of all things comics!
Exhibitions are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.