Maria A. Guzmán Capron: Forma Seductora
Friday, August 19, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Maria A. Guzmán Capron creates fantastical hybrid figures that explore converging forms of identity, culture, desire, and social exchange. Her self-described “beyond-human characters” are made from vivid, often recycled fabrics and paint, which are stitched together to fashion sinuous bodies in various states of motion and repose. Often these bodies verge on abstraction as swathes of pattern and pure color are employed by Capron to represent a flopping, folding arm or billowing hairstyle. The contours of individual figures are subsequently lost, or melt into one another, suggesting an effervescent spillage of personality or emotion—whether it be joy, despair, lust, or introspection.
Capron was born in Italy to Peruvian and Colombian parents, before relocating with her family to Texas as a teenager. She graduated in 2004 from the University of Houston School of Art, and this will be her first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Maria A. Guzmán Capron: Forma Seductora is on view at Blaffer Art Museum July 15—September 18, 2022.
Learn more about the exhibition: blafferartmuseum.org/Maria-guzman-capron