Dominican artist Natalia Ortega Gámez, the first artist selected for the new residency program at FLORA ars+natura in Bogotá, Colombia, will be hosting an open studio on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Her work explores traditional weaving patterns in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Description: During her residency at FLORA ars+natura, Ortega Gámez will expand upon her current project, Los Tejedores, which explores traditional weaving patterns in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti with a focus on artisanal processes and materials—such as clay, bamboo, and fibers—Gámez works to emulate natural processes while still incorporating artistic tradition and design. The July 16 open studio is an opportunity to preview the work and visit FLORA ars+natura.
Natalia Ortega Gámez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1980. She studied Interior Design at Altos de Chavón School of Design in La Romana, D.R., and Product Design with a major in Furniture Design at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her work is focused on artisanal process and materials that bear a direct relationship to culture, such as clay, bamboo and fibers. In her current body of work, Ortega Gámez explores the work of traditional weavers, as well as continuing her study of ceramics.
About the Davidoff Art Initiative
The Davidoff Art Initiative supports contemporary art and artists in the Caribbean, strengthens art organizations in the Dominican Republic, shares knowledge and expertise about contemporary art and fosters cultural engagement between the Caribbean and the rest of the world. At the core of the Art Initiative, Davidoff aims to engage closely with the arts and culture of the Dominican Republic, where much of its production and many of its employees are based, bringing opportunity and visibility to the art and culture of the Caribbean region, and extending the company’s long-standing commitment to artistry, craftsmanship, community and quality. The Davidoff Art Initiative’s four global program areas are Art Residency, Art Dialogues, Art Grants, and Art Editions.
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