WILLIAM CORDOVA

RECIPIENT OF THE ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART FLORIDA PRIZE IN CONTEMPORARY ART.

ORLANDO, June 5, 2017 – William Cordova has been named the 2017 recipient of the Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. Glen Gentele, the Director and CEO of the museum, made this announcement on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Florida Prize Exhibition Preview Party.

The three jurors of the exhibition were Dan L. Hess, a visual artist based in Central Florida; Katherine Navarro, Associate Curator of Education at The Mennello Museum of American Art; and Joanna Robotham, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Tampa Museum of Art.

Included in the exhibition is Cordova’s, the house that frank lloyd wright built 4 fred hampton y mark clark (despues de atahualpa), an architectural installation that is a memorial and meditative space that synthesizes spiritual, physical and historical references. Also included are a selection of drawings, collages and sculptures. These often reference modes of communication transformed by ever changing contexts of history and culture. One reoccurring motif is seen in collages of abstract patterns of color which draw upon ancient Andean textiles whose fractal designs have biological origins and are applied to all aspects of Andean society; architecture, philosophy and spirituality.

Read more in www.omart.org.