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Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez

Friday, May 11, 2018

The University of Richmond Museums presents Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez, on view March 29 through May 11, 2018, in the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art.

In this exhibition, Brooklyn-based artist Maria Chavez (born Peru, 1980) examines microscopic, physical images of vinyl records and their striking similarities to the topography of mountainous and canyon regions throughout the world. A sound artist and abstract turntablist, Chavez trades her dexterity from physical hand manipulation during her performances to sketching with various densities of graphite, sumi ink, and watercolor. The exhibition features drawings and paintings exemplifying the similarities of microscopic images of vinyl to the traditional approach in landscape illustration from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Also presented is a sample of previously recorded performances and publications.

Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art
453 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA, 23173


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