Maria Svarbova: Swimming Pool
January 25 - April 28, 2019
Maria Svarbova creates colorful and atmospheric photographs of Socialist era swimming pools in her native country of Slovakia. Her figures are carefully composed, yet detached from the viewer, creating soothing, dreamlike scenes that offer silence, contemplation, beauty, and mystery. Her style is simultaneously retro and futuristic, and her warm, aqueous palette is pleasing and inviting. Svarbova has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Europe, and this is the first US museum solo exhibition of this award-winning photographer.