Lecture: Feb. 2, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall Auditorium
Opening reception: Friday, Feb. 2, from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Drones are in the news. They carry out targeted killings; they are manned with cameras to record movements on the ground; hobbyists fly them in public spaces; Amazon wants to use them to deliver their products. Appropriating visual juxtapositions from the surrealists and kitsch sic-fi invasion films, Drones is a series of photo-collages that put flying objects into our aerial landscapes.
This series includes landscapes from US, Ecuador and other unidentifiable locations. “The Drones” function like a photographic bricolage of buildings. The cut of a scissors and Photoshop suggest something crucial about Drones: their immediate extraterrestrial appearance places them in a space between reality and fiction mirroring our own abstract experience (via the Internet).
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video and performance. Her work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo exhibitions. In 2010 she participated in There is always a cup of sea for man to sail, the 29th Sao Paolo Biennial (2010), where she exhibited work from her project, Memories of Development. In 2015 she was awarded a Fulbright grant and a Jerome Foundation Grant to produce “The Perilous Journey of Maria Palacios”, a performance based film that will premier in 2016 at the Cuenca Biennial, Ecuador. Artist in Residence programs she has participated in include: Office Hours, at El museo del barrio, NY, NY; LMCC Workspace, NY, NY; MacDowell Residency, NH; Smackmellon, Brooklyn, NY and others. Skvirsky is an Associate Professor at Lafayette College, Easton, PA and an MFA faculty member at the The New School, Parsons School of Design, NY, NY. She is represented by DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
More about Karina Aguilera Skvirsky’s work on her website at: http://www.karinas.net/