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“Remnants: A Solo Exhibition by Krista Svalbonas”

Krista Svalbonas, Regensburg, 2020, laser cut pigment print

February 20, 2023

“Remnants: A Solo Exhibition by Krista Svalbonas”
at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center
On view: February 1 – May 14, 2023

Greencastle, IN – Krista Svalbonas has a longstanding interest in architecture and ideas of home. She is fascinated by the language of spatial relationships and the psychological effects of architectural form and structure upon the human condition. Svalbonas is ethnically Latvian/Lithuanian whose parents spent many years after the end of World War II in displaced-person camps in Germany before they were allowed to emigrate to the United States. Their childhood memories were of temporary structures, appropriated from other (often military) uses to house tens of thousands of postwar refugees. Svalbonas’s connection to this history has made her acutely aware of the impact of politics

on architecture, and in turn on a people’s daily lived experience. Her work explores architecture’s relationship to cultural identity, social hierarchy, and psychological space. Svalbonas works in a variety of media, including photography, painting, and installation. Within her practice she is often looking at the range of the camera-generated image, and its combination with other media such as silkscreen, painting, collage, as well as its integration with technology including CNC routing and drone photography. Svalbonas’s avid interest lies at the intersections of media where these technical investigations serve social, political, and cultural explorations.


Krista Svalbonas will provide an artist talk on Monday, March 6th, 2023 at 4:30 pm in the Peeler Auditorium. Please check the Peeler Art Center website for additional free events and lectures associated with this exhibition: http://www.depauw.edu/arts/peeler/events/


The galleries at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center are open Monday-Friday 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday 11 am - 5 pm; and Sunday 1 – 5 pm, and are closed during University breaks and holidays.  Please visit our website at http://www.depauw.edu/arts/peeler/ for more information about special events associated with this exhibition. The exhibition is free and open to the public.