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Visual Art

Styling Perspectives

May 31—Aug 8, 2019
Natman Room, Peter Jay Sharp Building
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8am—6pm daily
Free and open to the public.


Drawing from Robert Mapplethorpe’s legendary use of striking composition, balance, and style as a vehicle to share his interests with the world, the photographs of Karina Aguilera Skvirsky and Juan Manuel Echavarría encourage audiences to consider how visual languages are employed to connect ideas.

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Toby Devan Lewis

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky 

is a multidisciplinary artist. Her series The Railroad Workers juxtaposes archival photos of the railroad workers who built Ecuador’s railway with photos of the landscape today. The workers are embedded in the landscape while sculptural folds evoke the crossing of history and place. Skvirsky is represented by Ponce & Robles Gallery and has received grants from Creative Capital, New York State Council on the Arts, and National Association of Latino Arts & Culture.

Juan Manuel Echavarría 

Is an artist and writer based in Bogotá and New York. Since 1995, he has used eerily beautiful imagery to bring attention to the dread and human waste of the endless political and drug wars in his native Colombia. His series, Silencios, focuses on abandoned schools in Montes de María, a region formerly occupied by paramilitary forces. Echavarría has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, and El Museo del Barrio, among others.

Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Jun 6—Jun 8, 2019
Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)
Jun 6—Jun 8, 2019

Composer Bryce Dessner—with Korde Arrington Tuttle and Kaneza Schaal—considers the work of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe with a new score performed by vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.