13 July - 14 October 2018
at the Chrysler Museum of Art
One Memorial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
The Chrysler Museum of Art in Virginia, recently opened a major retrospective of photographs by Vik Muniz: Vik Muniz: Photography and the Rebirth of Wonder. The exhibition will be on view until Oct. 14, 2018. Curated by Arthur Ollman of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, the exhibition features more than 100 resulting photographs including works from his most-acclaimed series such as Hollywood divas made from diamonds, images of Jackson Pollock and Sigmund Freud made from messy drabs of chocolate syrup, and his famous Mona Lisa made from peanut butter and jelly.
Muniz creates what he calls "photographic delusions" that playfully examine visual memory and human perception. His works begin as assemblages made from a wide range of mundane materials and food including spaghetti, chocolate syrup, diamonds, toys and magazines that the artist later stages and photographs.