Drones by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky
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2, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall
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.
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).
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/
Arts at Monmouth,
Rotary Ice House Gallery,
School of Humanities and Social Sciences,