By Greg Carannante
City & Shore HOME Issue
A new exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art is inspired by the artist’s family’s exodus from her native Colombia. Interior, domestic scenes and lush landscapes harbor issues encompassing immigration and the resilience of women in “María Berrío: Esperando mientras la noche florece (Waiting for the Night to Bloom),” on view through May 9 at the museum in West Palm Beach. The 15 works mark the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo museum exhibition and the eighth of the museum’s celebrated Recognition of Art by Women series — in this, its 80th anniversary season. Brilliantly colored expressions of magical realism, Berrio’s large-scale collages are meticulously crafted from unique papers sourced from South America and Asia.
Image: Aluna, 2017, collage with Japanese paper, 72 x 80 in. © María Berrío