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Da Vinci and the Drone

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from May 21-June 25
Time Varies
free
Art, Galleries
Is there a medium in which the Croatian-born Vesna Kittelson doesn't work? Her sculptures range from whimsical, giant necklace-like constructions to provocative investigations into text, meaning, and language through wax-dipped book stacks. Kittelson's paintings explore identity, and have an affiliation with techniques that blend naivete with astuteness. Her book projects merge science, art, and geo-politics with the human need for greatness. For this mixed-media installation, which includes an intricately assembled and illustrated book, Kittelson takes on our fascination with flight, with historical context and through the lens of our present drone era. The show also includes wood and 3D-printed interpretations of a da Vinci wing, a paper sculpture of the mythical Icarus' wings, and a suspended model of the grounded Reaper drone. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21.