ARTISTS STATEMENT


 Artist Beth Davila Waldman

Artist Beth Davila Waldman

My work for over 8 years specifically has deconstructed in order to reconstruct. My practice challenges the idea of permanency using architecture and landscape as a starting point with my photographic documentation. My compositions seek to un-ground, shift, and reorganize concepts of home, site and time excavating economic, political and social contexts. Since 1996, my mother’s homeland Peru has been a consistent context for my artistic. As our position in the world has become increasingly isolationist, I feel more and more an urge to find ways to see channels of potential connection while highlighting the fragility of that existence through my work. Experiences from my travels and the reflections once back home are my primary tools as an artist in framing these international potential nexos. Using photography and video as a key part of my more current process, I continue to merge photographic elements in my studio while also exploring intersections of photography and material on site. In 2018, I traveled to Hong Kong and throughout Vietnam. Our heightened shifts of economic relations, our war and self-interest history with Vietnam, and the observations of how we are repeating history once again have presented extended sites onto which I anchor myself as an artist.