Colombian-born, Miami-based artist Federico Uribe creates magical creatures and playful installations from everyday objects. Finding beauty in simple materials such as books, colored pencils, wood fragments, and shoes and transforming them into animals and natural environments, Uribe creates an immersive and whimsical landscape. These new and innovative forms are simultaneously entrenched in sculptural and painting traditions while breaking free of their constraints. For Montgomery, Uribe will create a site-specific work in the MMFA galleries that will connect to the city’s distinct history and landscape.
Above: Photograph of the 2016 installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.
“Every artwork has a story, character and feelings all connected to memories and sensations that echo into our life.”
Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.
Sponsorship for this exhibition was provided by Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC with additional support provided by co-sponsors Dr. Marla Wohlman and John Crews; Joan Loeb; Harmon Dennis Bradshaw, Inc.; USAmeriBank; and Warren Averett, LLC.