Daniela Rivera’s installation, the second in a series of annual commissions, is born of the artist’s own experience as an immigrant and regards “the loss of the habitual.” She has fitted salvaged doors with optical lenses and audio speakers to explore “the many personal stories of immigration and the loss of familiarity of one’s environment.” The installation includes an eight channel audio piece designed by Jenny Olivia Johnson.
Rivera (b. 1973, Santiago, Chile) describes herself as an experimental painter, whose work is as likely to take shape through video, photography, and installation as it is to find form through the expectable medium of paint on canvas. She holds a BFA from the Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (1996), an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2006), and was a Fellow at the Skowhegan School in Maine (2006). Rivera was a finalist for the Foster Prize in 2010, and presented a major trans-medial installation, The Andes Inverted, at the MFA Boston in 2017-18.
Special thanks to Melchor Becker for his assistance in the studioSpecial thanks for sharing their memories and voices to: Anonymous, Brenda, Doris, Francisca, Gerardo, Jorge, Juan Carlos, Juan Manuel, Tomas
The Windows Invitational is organized by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director, and presented with generous support from Wellesley College Friends of Art at the Davis.
Feb 23, 2 PM
Apr 4, 11:30 AM–12:30 PMArtist Talk Series: WebEx with Ann Parker
This series of five talks includes discussions between James Oles and adjunct exhibitors Claudia Joskowicz and Daniela Rivera, and various artists in the exhibition Art_Latin_America: Against the Survey via Skype and in person.Event Date:Thursday, April 4, 2019 -11:30am to 12:30pm
Feb 7–Jun 9Yinka Shonibare MBE: Guns Drawn
Yinka Shonibare’s works in the Davis collection exemplify his theatrical depictions of beauty and violence, and his exploration of the inheritances of colonialism in our contemporary, globalized world.Event Date:Thursday, February 7, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, June 9, 2019 (All day)
Feb 14–May 8, 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AM; 10:15–11 AMStroller Tours
Spend an art-filled morning at the Davis strolling the galleries during this guided tour before normal hours—a special opportunity for families. Designed for art lovers and their little ones (recommended for children up to 2 years old).Event Date:Thursday, February 14, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00amEvent Date:Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -10:15am to 11:00am