For her residency at MCA DENVER, Ana María Hernando will mound colorful petticoats, created and worn by Peruvian women, to form La Montaña in the Project Gallery. Over the past four years, Hernando—who is originally from Argentina—has been visiting the remote village of Mollamarca located high in the Andean mountains, outside the city of Cusco in southwestern Peru. For La Montaña, Hernando brought the crocheted petticoats from Mollamarca to her studio in Boulder, Colorado where she stiffened them using glue and resin.

Above: Detail of La Montaña, projection, sound and Peruvian petticoats. Courtesy Kenneth Robinson.