June 6 - July 4, 2015
Schomburg Gallery is proud to present "Faces of Skype" featuring paintings by Jessica Aquila Cymerman.
An avid traveler, I find my most treasured form of communication with loved ones is through Skype. Though, our best form of interacting from a distance - this phenomenon that has revolutionized the way people keep in touch - is often deeply flawed. The image gets pixelated, the sounds don't sync, and I was missing actually looking into people's eyes while speaking to them as the camera is always above the image. So what interests me, and why I started this series in 2010, is this visceral disconnect that exists in an effort to connect. What stories are we trying to relay to each other that aren't quite making it? Those most frustrating moments are the ones we crave to break through. But as these are canvases, like a computer, a phone, a tablet, there is no other side.