Program Description: We are pleased to announce the opening reception of “Letters to Wild Women”, an art exhibition in the library’s community room featuring the work of Hudson-based artist Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda. The exhibition consists of a series of collages in which Viejo interprets the texts of female authors and poets into a visual language of abstract shapes and color. Each of the collages is a letter composed in color, form and pattern. The recipient of a letter might be real or conceptual; a person, a feeling, a current event. Viejo has chosen texts that evoke a strong personal and emotional response and include themes involving human relationships, human rights, female identity and intimacy. What palette arises when visually interpreting Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists”? What does Sylvia Plath’s story “The Bell Jar” look like when translated into color?
Date/Time: Saturday, April 6, 3-5pm. The exhibition will be on view through May 31, 2019.
Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda was born in Malaga, raised in the Canary Islands, Spain and currently lives and works in Hudson. She works in a variety of media, including abstract collage, figurative multi-paneled paintings and mixed media drawings. Recent exhibitions include A.I.R’s 13th Biennial -Let’s try Listening Again at A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2019), Paper Chassis at HallSpace Gallery in Boston, MA (2018) and Woman Shall Inherit the Earth, curated by Sophie Atkins and Ana Ortega at the Panacea Museum, Bedford, U.K in July 2018. Other exhibitions include Flat File Program at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY (2017); Line at the Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA (2017); Representing Rainbows at GP Presents, New York, NY (2016) and Double Visions, curated by Craig Bloodgood at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA (2016).
In 2018 her paintings were featured in the international U.K. publication Art Maze Magazine and in 2017 she was interviewed by On Art and Aesthetics. Her work has been covered by publications including The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, The Brooklyn Paper and Vanity Fair Italia. In 2015 she participated in the exhibition Wide Open 6 in BWAC, Brooklyn, NY in which she was awarded Best in Show Gold by Rujeko Hockley. In 2018 she was awarded full Fellowships by the Jentel Arts Residency Program in WY and the Saltonstall Artist Residency Program in NY.