“Sights of Construction,” a series of photographs that look both ancient and contemporary, will be on display at Valencia College’s Anita S. Wooten Gallery starting on June 15 and running through Aug. 5.
The photographs, created by photographer Silvia Lizama, are archival ink-jet prints that record the building of expressways and buildings.
Sound commonplace? Not in the hands of Lizama, a South Florida artist who has turned her camera lens to a scene so common that our brains have learned to erase the imagery – barren acres of dirt awaiting construction of highways, shopping malls, office parks and housing developments.
Her “Sights of Construction” photographs bear a striking resemblance to archeological remains of ancient cultures – including a colonnade of bridge piers casting shadows that is reminiscent of Stonehenge.
To launch Lizama’s exhibit, Valencia will host an opening reception on June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
The Anita S. Wooten Gallery is located in Building 3 on Valencia’s East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. Admission to the gallery is free.