The University of Richmond Museums presents Topography of Sound: Peaks & Valleys Series, New Work by Maria Chavez. 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.
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Earlier Event: March 28Maria Chavez, Sound Art: Performance and Conversation
Later Event: March 30Artist Talk: Iris Eichenberg