Reversion: New works by Yulia Pinkusevich

Exhibit dates: March 29 – May 4, 2013

Reversion is a site-specific installation that examines the urban city as a relic. It observes the urban structures of the 20th Century from a distant future gazing back at our moment in time. This installation questions the validity of skyscraper architecture and the impetus for the ever-growing density and rigidity of the contemporary built environment as well as its deployment within future systems. Imagine a world of densely layered urban dwellings. Skyscrapers and labyrinths of tunnels fill this vision. This world is disconnected from nature and unaware of its ambient environment. Humans are stacked in layers, living atop one another in soaring structures. The aggregate map of their psychology is manifested in the form of their city… and then imagine it destroyed.

Yulia Pinkusevich’s work is concerned with the fragmented vision of architectural layering and perceptions of the built environment.  Formally, the work is engaged with the direct experience of the viewer through perspectival illusion and spatial perception that play with the subconscious and cognitive understanding of space.  By breaking logical perspectives Pinkusevich creates illusions of impossible spaces, non-places or Utopias that shift the viewpoint to the panoptic.

About Yulia Pinkusevich

Yulia Pinkusevich currently resides in Palo Alto, California and is an interdisciplinary visual artist. Born in Kharkov, Ukraine (former USSR) she holds a BFA from Rutgers University and a MFA from at Stanford University. Pinkusevich has also studied at Harvard Graduate School of Design, School of Visual Arts and California College of Art. Pinkusevich’s works have been published and reviewed in Dwell, Art Slant, Adbuster, SF Chronicle, THE Magazine, SF Weekly, East Bay Express, Starved Magazine, FlankStak, and Uni Dubai. Pinkusevich has been awarded residency grants from Headlands Center for the Arts, Cite International Studio in Paris, Goldwell Open Air Museum, and The Wurlitzer Foundation. Most recently she received The San Francisco Foundations 2011 Phelan, Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts as well as Stanford University SiCA’s Spark, and ASSU Grants. Yulia’s works have been placed in private and public collections across the US, Europe and South America.

Read about the exhibition in this article by the Charleston City Paper!