Trevor Paglen is known for his extensive research on the clandestine activities of the United States military. His work deliberately blurs the boundaries between science, art, and journalism. In his photographic works (2006–11), Paglen investigated the use of drones and how the American landscape has been invaded by military technology, thus redefining the aesthetics of the sublime. “For me, seeing the drone in the twenty-first century is a little bit like Turner seeing the train in the nineteenth century.”
Born in 1974 in Maryland, Trevor Paglen lives and works in New York. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD in geography from the University of California, Berkeley. Paglen is the recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2011), the SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (2008), and the Aperture West Prize (2008). He has had solo and group exhibitions at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis (2010, 2011), the Kunsthall Oslo (2010), the New Museum in New York (2010), the Tate Modern in London (2010), SFMOMA (2009, 2010), and the Berkeley Art Museum (2008), among others. Paglen is represented by Metro Pictures in New York, Altman Siegel in San Francisco, and Galerie Thomas Zander in Cologne.
SBC GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ART
372 Sainte-Catherine Street West | suite 507 | 514.861.9992
Sept. 7 – Nov. 9, 2013 | Tuesday to Saturday 11 pm to 5 pm or by appointment
Opening Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Talk by guest curator Paul Wombell, Thursday Sept. 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Guided tour organized for the Journées de la culture, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at 2 pm