A whole lot of action always seems to be bubbling under the surface of Anna Gaskells photographs and films, yet it can be dumbfounding to pinpoint exactly just what that is. The New York-based artist is known for her theatrically staged works that cull references from literary and cinematic sources ranging from Lewis Carrolls Alice in Wonderland to Mary Shelleys Frankenstein to the Brothers Grimm. Often young women are depicted in her imaginary settings that employ atmospheric lighting, cropped frames, and quirky angles to convey a sense of intrigue and unease.
Tonight at 7:00 at Vizcaya Miami Art Museums Assistant Curator Rene Morales will be discussing Gaskell's modus operandi and spooling her short film Still Life, on view as part of Vizcayas Contemporary Arts Project at the historic South Florida estate. With the palatial villa as the star of her show, Gaskell whisks viewers through the Vizcayas lush gardens, engaging them in a game of hide-and-seek while exploring relationships between time, space, memory, amnesia, and déjà vu. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Wed., May 23, 7 p.m.