OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

In the Gallery

Spring 2017:
BLACKOUT
Kerry Skarbakka
April 3 – June 8
Drop-in Reception: Thursday, April 20, 4-6PM
The Autzen House Gallery is free and open to the public weekdays from 10am to 3pm.

 

Open book with glasses


BLACKOUT
, a site-specific art installation at the Center for Humanities on the OSU campus, is Kerry Skarbakka’s second solo exhibition in Corvallis. A shift from the artist’s primary medium of self-performance and photography, the installation comprises objects of art and tools of understanding rendered void through encapsulation by industrial truck bed liner.

In recognition of the significance Center for the Humanities and coinciding with the March for Science and Earth Day on April 22nd, the exhibition draws attention to the importance of valuing the processes and products of creation and discovery in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities.

Kerry Skarbakka is assistant professor of photography in OSU's School of Arts and Communication. Online publication of his work has appeared through numerous outlets such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Wired, and Business Insider. Solo exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, Fifty-One Fine Art Photography-Antwerp, Belgium, Irvine Contemporary-Washington DC, and Lawrimore Project-Seattle. Group shows include the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Torrance Museum of Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia, Ahlen Art Museum (Germany) and the Warhol Museum. He has appeared on live interviews on FOX, WGN and NBC’s Today Show. Skarbakka is represented by Kopeikin Gallery and Fifty-One Fine Art Photography.