Tour at Two: Maritza Dávila

Current events weighed heavily on her mind as Dávila created Lenguaje Textural. In this triptych, which she began in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, she incorporates both screenprint, in the two outer panels, and a hybrid of silk aquatint and collagraph in the center panel. The outstretched hand in the center panel is symbolic of our present moment, and how we are reaching out to one another, but we cannot touch. The left and right panels incorporate words and phrases that exemplify the mood of the present: pleas for racial equality, hopes for change, and the longing for community.

Maritza Dávila, Lenguaje Textural, 2020; Silk aquatint, collagraph, screenprint; Courtesy of the artist


Los acontecimientos actuales pesaban mucho en la mente de Dávila cuando creó Lenguaje Textural. En este tríptico, que comenzó en marzo al comienzo de la pandemia de COVID-19, incorpora tanto la serigrafía, en los dos paneles exteriores, como un híbrido de aguatinta en seda y colografía en el panel central. La mano extendida en el panel central es un símbolo de nuestro momento presente y de cómo nos estamos comunicando, pero no podemos tocarnos. Los paneles izquierdo y derecho incorporan palabras y frases que ejemplifican el estado de ánimo del presente: súplicas por la igualdad racial, esperanzas de cambio y el anhelo de comunidad.

Maritza Dávila, Lenguaje Textural, 2020; Aguatinta en seda, colografía, serigrafía; Cortesía de la artista

Posted by Kristen Rambo at 2:00 PM
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