DePaul Art Museum > Exhibitions > A Natural Turn
September 8, 2022–February 19, 2023
María Berrío, The Dream of Flight, 2019. Collage with Japanese paper and watercolor paint on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery.
Joiri Minaya, Container #7, 2020. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.
Rosana Paulino, Untitled, senhora des plantas series, 2019. Paper, watercolor, and graphite. Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM.
Kelly Sinnapah Mary, Notebook of No Return, 2018. Acrylic on canvas. Fondation Clément Collection.
A Natural Turn features the work of four women artists María Berrío (Colombian, b. 1982), Joiri Minaya (Dominican-American, b. 1990), Rosana Paulino (Brazilian, b. 1967), and Kelly Sinnapah Mary (Indo-Guadeloupean, b. 1981), and centers on fictional female characters. Yet the realm of fiction here is not necessarily untrue. Pushing the boundaries of figuration, Berrío, Minaya, Paulino, and Sinnapah create bold and unforgettable images of both truth and fiction, exploring elements of personal and collective history. Their works expose the intersection of our interior imagination and the exterior landscape, spaces in which pleasure and violence are simultaneously generated and entwined.