@ the Riverside Art Museum

November 21, 2019–January 5, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., No Cost

Michael Skura’s work explores materials and technologies with minds of their own, and celebrates conventional defects as opportunities for the expression of the essence of the materials. Working primarily with blown glass and video projection, Skura is most interested in “coaching” glass to assert itself through distortions, bubbles, debris, stress marks, and chemical reactions.

Lighting phenomena and interactive technology are integral to Skura’s work. In many cases, the light itself becomes the central artwork in its own right. His installations combine moments of “simple magic,” such as headlights reflecting off bent chrome car bumpers, with more sophisticated effects generated using motion sensors, 3D video mapping, and directionally reflective surfaces.

Review of the show.

About the Artist

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Michael Skura is based in the Los Angeles area. He has permanent installations across North America, Europe, and Asia.


Exhibit-related Programming

Tendrils Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 2019, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., No cost

Please join us and the artist for the Opening Reception of Tendrils.

Art Alliance Artist Talk: Thursday, November 21, 6:30 p.m.

The Art Alliance invites the general public to join them as artist Michael Skura discusses his exhibition of blown, molded glass, light, and video mapping.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Betty & Walter Parks