MONTILLA, ELISA ORTEGA

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Description

Acculturation so Far
Pine and reclaimed textiles
60 x 20 x 10" OVERALL
2018
Thru her work, Montilla explores three fundamental parts of who she is: her experience of being a woman and her feminist values; her feelings of acculturation from living in the US while maintaining her Spanish identity; and her opposition to consumerism and commitment to environmental sustainability. Montilla's practice uses installations, wood sculptures, and reclaimed and overlooked textiles, addressing themes of memory, transformation, adaptation, and identity through materials that have been discarded, deconstructed, and reconstructed. Acculturation relates to Montilla's series "Objectifying" which explores "the body in a sensual way through non-binary anthropomorphic forms made out of wood and second-hand garments. The series seeks to question tranditional gender divisions, as well as ways we are taught to view bodies, in order to create forms that reject convention and offer more releastic possibilities."

Date

2018

Creator

MONTILLA, ELISA ORTEGA
b. Spain

Source

Gift of the artist

Identifier

2021.001.001

Citation

MONTILLA, ELISA ORTEGA and b. Spain, “MONTILLA, ELISA ORTEGA,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 4, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16692.