Parsons Alum Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta featured in “Strange Landscapes”


image: Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta, Mouth Filled Ash 

Parsons alumn Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta’s two installation pieces are featured in “Strange Landscapes,” which displayed this fall at Arlington Arts Center.

The Washington Post describes Sanchez Urdaneta’s pieces as, “…beguilingly mysterious”, quoting the artist’s references to the work as “…a place of ‘forced disappearances, mass graves and terror tactics.’ ” Sánchez Urdaneta’s two installations depict a rain forest swathed in mist, also mostly in black-and-white, with full-color segments.

“Strange Landscapes” approached landscape as a topic, a historical legacy, a lens for exploring our relationship with nature, and a foundation for imagining alternative ways of being. (from the AAC press release)