Exhibition: “Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series”
Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond Museums
28 Westhampton Way, Richmond, VA 23173
Date & Time:
March 29, 2018
Academic Darling Maria Chavez Kicks Off Richmond’s Sound Art Festival, Running Through October
Elizabeth Schlatter, deputy director and curator of exhibits with University Museums, is quoted.
Interview, Sound Arts Richmond, April 25, 2018
Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series,
New Work by Maria Chavez
ON VIEW: March 29 to May 11
In this exhibition, Brooklyn-based artist Maria Chavez (born in 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 will trade her dexterity from physical hand manipulation during her performances to sketching with various densities of graphite, sumi ink and watercolor. Also presented will be a sample of previously recorded performances and publications. Chavez has been a research fellow of the Sound Practice Research Department, Goldsmith’s University in London, a composer fellow with Civitella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy, and an artist fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida, and her work has been exhibited internationally.
Organized by the University of Richmond Museums, the exhibition will be curated by N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Deputy Director and Curator of Exhibitions, University of Richmond Museums.