I've been thinking about the Maximo Laura exhibit at Art Works which will be with us 21 more days. These tapestries are collector items, numbered editions, one of a kind even. They take months to make. So as a collector's item, what does that mean?
Richmond, Virginia, of all places to find a collection of Perurian, Inca inspired tapestires. But here they are! Fifteen to pick from. All are hand-made, woven on a loom in Maximo Laura's workshop.
These are collector items, uniquely different and limited editions.
Visit Art Works Gallery and make one of them your own. Or buy online and we will ship to you.
Maximo Laura - Weaving a Tapestry
From the words of Maximo Laura:
Tapestry-making requires a progressive, slow and irreversible system of work that allows for the miniscule, patient and intimate meeting of technical and visual solutions, leading to the opening of an infinite repertoire of possibility, subjected to the communicative intentionality of the work.
In my case, I look for a language that emanates spirituality, aesthetic beauty and lyricism. I try to submit myself to the limitations of the materials and to the requirements of the act of creation, under the light of an obsessive taste that will, in the end, reflect a cultural and textile connotation that is typically Peruvian.
Collection of tapestries at Art Works Gallery on sale through August 20, 2017. Call for an appointment (804.291.1400) or come Tuesday-Sunday 12 pm -6 pm to see the exhibit.
In Celebration of the Harvest II, you'll notice geometric patterns.--specifically the squares and rectangles. These checkered patterns in a Maximo Larua tapestry represent a natural landscape, the crop fields. Notice the plants at the bottom of the tapestry.
This tapestry is $4,500. It measures 47.24" x 47.24". It is currently on display at Art Works and can be purchased in the gallery or online.
This tapestry is on display (and for sale) at Art Works in Richmond, Virginia. Maximo Laura, from Peru is interested in the natural world. Birds often are woven into the stories and artwork and take center place in Conciliation.
Glenda Kotchish is the owner of Art Works, Inc. and Jessie Boyland is the Gallery Director. Art Works has 6 galleries and 75 artist studios full of contemporary art. Let us help you find art for your home or office.