Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen

Welcome to the abstract world of Trevor Paglen, an artist who blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen’s work is currently on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in Washington DC, and will be there through early January of 2019.


Taking a surreal point of view on modern society, Trevor Paglen has engulfed the epitome of modern society’s effect on the art world. There is nothing held back in pieces such as “Vampire” (top) and “STSS-1 and Two Spacecrafts over Carson City” (bottom), allowing for the audience’s imaginative minds to take them where the art brings them.


Using varying art forms for each piece, every one of Trevor Paglen’s works are completely unique, even from one another!

Making use of urban scenery, “National Security Agency” depicts three varying images from the DMV, edited to capture the beauty of commercial lighting.


For art fans and laymen alike, this unique exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art offers a different viewpoint on the world of modern art from those depicted in previous posts.

Stay Inspired,

The Margery Wedderburn Interiors Team

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