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Oscar Muñoz: Sedimentaciones

January 16 – March 7, 2015
USF Contemporary Art Museum
West Gallery

Oscar Muñoz’s three-part video installation Sedimentaciones is a poetic meditation on the photographic image and its power to evoke memory, loss and mortality, and to create, alter and erase history. Muñoz (Colombia, 1951) is known for his extensive use of photography and of ephemeral material. In his practice he defies categorization by medium, as he blurs the boundaries between photography, printmaking, drawing, installation, video and sculpture. While his work is rooted in the turbulent history of Colombia in the 1980s and 90s, with its guerrilla warfare, conflicts between the government and drug cartels, assassinations and "disappearances" of ordinary citizens, his explorations of the unstable nature of personal identity against the backdrop of history are universal. Sedimentaciones is exhibited courtesy of the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Miami. Curated by Noel Smith; organized by USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Oscar Muñoz: Sedimentaciones is supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Board of Hillsborough County Commissioners.