Aimee Perez, The Weaver, 2017, ceramic, 19 x 22 x 8 in. Collection of the artist
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Sunday, April 10 | 2 p.m.
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Aimee Perez (b. 1955, Havana, Cuba), Rare Harvest, 2016, mixed media, 65 x 13 x 13 in. Museum Purchase, Funds Provided by the Dr. John Rison Jones, Jr. Acquisitions Endowment and the Susy and Robert Thurber Acquisitions Endowment.
Multidisciplinary artist Aimee Perez works with human forms – with their gestures and emotions, lives and relationships – creating archetypes that transcend the context of their story. Through the exploration of contemporary, religious and biblical themes, she creates sculptures that explore the paradoxical truths of suffering and redemption, grief and comfort. She works with various types of clays fired at high or low temperatures and surfaced with oxides washes, slips, terra sigillata, engobes and glazes. She has also been known to layer her pieces with encaustic, wax, metals, glass, and found objects. Perez considers her work as her voice — a dialogue with the observer and simultaneously a self-exploration.
At age 12, Perez left her native Cuba for the United States with her family through the Freedom Flights and grew up in Miami in a Cuban immigrant community. In 1989 she moved to Mexico City and continued painting and exhibiting with Cuban and Mexican artists, absorbing influences of Mesoamerican art that continue to resonate in her production. Perez returned to Miami in 2006, where she continues to work. Her works have been exhibited in national and international shows and is part of several collections in the United States and Mexico, including the Huntsville Museum of Art. Organized by HMA.