Federico Uribe (b. 1962) is a visionary artist creating haunting mixed-media paintings and sculptures as complex as his own upbringing in his native Colombia, where civil war and political instability have long been part of daily life. Now an American citizen, his brightly-colored landscapes and life-sized animal sculptures address modern day’s turmoil, but represent his conviction that destruction and death can be turned into peace and beauty. Visionary and rooted in reality, Uribe creates creatures fashioned from a massive layering of mundane objects including colored pencils, shoes and shoelaces, plastic waste and recycled bullet shells, and reflecting the artist’s alchemical, intuitive and imaginative process.
With more than 60 pieces on exhibition, you'll experience the breadth and depth of Uribe’s work, such as Plastic Coral Reef, comprised of hundreds of pieces of plastic waste, carefully cut and arranged to raise awareness of the effects of pollution on marine ecosystems worldwide. The artist is constantly working, and the show will include sculptures created specially for this show.