Sculpture uses recyclables to critique contemporary life

The work of Costa Rican artist Victoria Montero will fill the exhibition room as the new showcase at Museo Dr. Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia.

Ms. Montero has more than 20 years of experience and received the national prize for sculpture in 1996. She is currently based in New York.

Her 16 pieces were designed using various techniques and reused materials. They are presented as sculptures and painting under the theme “Vidrio de la Tormenta,” “Glass of the storm”. Ms. Montero’s intent was to reinvent the postwar lifestyle when reusing material, said a release.

“In addition to the utilitarian nature of this way of life, Montero believes that circumstances led her to understand that things are not only what they seem, but that you can manipulate and recreate from even the small things,” the release said. “Her work gives priority to the value of all material resources, unlike in the consumer society.”

In addition to this, the artist described the work as an ability to use an unlimited imagination and to have creative freedom.

“Flirting with the utility of this work does not limit your senses, it expands them,” said Ms. Montero. “Everyday objects have applications and specific senses. Art objects have unlimited applications and uses.”

“Vidrio de la Tormenta” opens Thursday at 7 p.m. and will be available until Mar. 23.

The Calderon Guardia Museum is located in Barrio Escalante, 100 meters east and 100 meters north of the Iglesia Santa Teresita.

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