Silvera Exhibit Puts Memory Into Motion
New Exhibition Combines Film & Fine Art in One Memorable Project
ARTDAILY.COM, JULY 29TH, 2016
"New York City Artist Uses 10,000 painting stills to create animated film about the mind"
"The positive reaction to “See Memory,” particularly from the scientific community, has sparked support for a full-length production that is currently in development. Titled "Feel Memory," it will expand upon the themes raised in "See Memory” with interviews of scientists as well as animation."
Gambling The Aisle, Spring 2015
"Memory Obscured: An Interview With Viviane Silvera"
"I believe in going from the specific to the universal - or the personal to the universal. Themes of solitude vs. connection and dreams vs reality resonate with everyone - but of course in their own way. People bring their own ideas about images, film, paintings and memory."
FINE ART CONNOISSEUR, MAY 2013
"Artists Making Their Mark"
"Silvera translates photographic and filmic imagery into drawings and paintings that transcend their original meanings. She seeks out what seems universal, foregrounding the image's latent emotion. She is particularly interested in how filmic images trigger dreamlike memories..."
Gotham Magazine, September 2011
"Exhibition Highlight: Therapy"
"Looking at Silvera’s work is not unlike exploring a beach in the dark—it takes some time to get situated and one’s path is not readily illuminated. But whether the eye goes to the light or to the mystery of shadow first, the viewer takes his or her own unique journey through each painting. Silvera’s series is a statement on the fragility and power of human connection, and it is not to be missed."
GOTHAM MAGAZINE, MARCH 2011
"Bill Clinton as Never Seen Before"
"With “Praying Hands”—a series of oversize Clinton portraits drawn from news photos and magazine covers on display at The Cell—Silvera set out to transform specific images from popular culture into a universal idea. The resulting works are timeless portraits of a man rapt in emotion."