Viera Levitt: Do You See What I See?
Opening: Sunday, August 9th 2009, 5 – 7
Myopic Books, 343 A Main Street, Wakefield RI
Exhibition dates: August 9th – September
from the opening
photographer and Independent Curator Viera Levitt,
who has lived in Rhode Island since 2006, will
open a show of her own photographs, Do
You See What I See? on Sunday, August
9th (5pm-7pm) at Myopic Books, Wakefield, RI.
Levitt’s photographs depict intimate visual
experiences or moods, curious structures, forgotten
sites and especially details that often go unnoticed.
Their unexpected juxtaposition derives from Levitt’s
curatorial experience and an unique perspective
that combines seemingly unlikely, even disconnected
visual elements. Do You See What I See?
presents a select group of these visual surprises
to the Rhode Island audience.
After coming to the USA and trying to perfect
English, I soon realized that photography, which
did not depend upon written or spoken language,
became increasingly important to me as a way to
express myself. Photography was and is a wonderful
medium, in that it transcends the borders of continents
and languages while still having the ability to
tell fascinating or peculiar stories.
Levitt studied the History of
Art in Trnava, 30 miles from the Slovak capital
of Bratislava and 80 miles from Vienna. Ms. Levitt
was both curator and director of one of Slovakia’s
leading contemporary art museums. She had an ArtsLink
residency at the Graduate Studies Department at
the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence
(2002), and internship in the Photography Department
of Museum of Modern Art in New York (2005). In
2008 Ms. Levitt curated an exhibition of Central
European video art called ‘Close Encounters’
at the University of Rhode Island’s former
Fine Arts Center Galleries that also included
video-art displayed at the historic Kingston Train
In collaboration with Hera Gallery, Viera Levitt
is currently curating the Mobile
Art Project that will bring art in a 16-foot
truck to diverse populations in Southern Rhode
Island, starting August 14th, 2009.
For further information please contact
Kristin Sollenberger, Myopic Books, 343 A Main
Street, Wakefield RI 02879, 401.284.4554
Viera Levitt, www.vieralevitt.org, 401.714.9698