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Exhibition Detail
REVERB: New Work by Vicki DaSilva
Curated by: Jill Conner
511 West 25th St.
Suite 607
New York, New York 10001

June 23rd, 2011 - August 30th, 2011
June 23rd, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jasmine/Never Sorry(for Ai Weiwei, 
Vicki DaSilva

Vicki DaSilva
Jasmine/Never Sorry(for Ai Weiwei,
2011, HD Light Crystal Display LED backlit
Tuesday- Saturday 11am-6pm

REVERB by Vicki DaSiva features light graffiti that paints text and bands of color in a new series of photographs responding to the here-and-now. Using an abandoned silk factory as her framework, DaSilva expands on a largely overlooked tradition that began in 1949 when Picasso collaborated with LIFE photographer, Gjon Mili, to create a series of light drawings.

Vicki DaSilva takes the medium of light painting to a larger, monumental scale by utilizing architectural structures to create both abstractions and graffiti that portray thick bands of color appearing either as singular, side-by-side or woven together while providing a flash of socio-political commentary. Anchored firmly in the moment, DaSilva’s art contributes to the expanding global reach that light graffiti now has in art communities around the world. 

REVERB integrates the documentation of performance with photography. This new selection of installation based, site-specific light paintings are made with single-frame time exposures shot at night, live and on location, with either bare or patterned tube lamps. As the first artist to use text within light painting since the early 1980s, Vicki DaSilva makes her work local, vibrant and contemporary.

Jill Conner, Curator

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