Artist Talk: Valeska Soares
Exploring themes of memory, time, and the sensorial, Valeska Soares reconfigures the esthetic of minimalism into interactive installations and sensory experiences. Her work demonstrates a fascination with space and time, as well as what occurs beyond their perceived limits. Directly engaging visitors' subjectivities, she emphasizes personal experience and also universal knowledge, and explores how each of these affects the other. Assemblages of book pages, covers, and bindings weave meanings between different texts that viewers connect by association. Soares also renders experiential qualities in her work through suspended mirrors, perishing flowers, and vessels of perfume and liquor that slowly evaporate over the coarse of the exhibition, inviting visitors' active engagement.
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now is a landmark partnership with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as part of the Getty Foundation's 2017 Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America initiative. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Soares herself speak to our museum community about this singular exhibition project.
The Logan Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan.
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Tickets are $250.
Going Once! Contemporary Forum's annual Art Auction returns, and regains its status as one of the most prestigious art auctions of its kind in the state. The auction, a major annual fundraising event, will feature nationally-recognized and established artists, leading artists from Arizona and California, and some new surprises. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s contemporary art collection, as well as modern and contemporary exhibitions and educational programs. Come enjoy cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and a few surprises.
Bid on artworks by local, regional, and national artists, including Patricia Sannit, Christine Cassano, Matt Magee, Bassim Al-Shaker, Sean Deckert, Eric Fischl, Maximo Gonzalez, Erica Deeman, Sheila Pepe, and Falah Saeedi. Works by more than 60 artists will be available, with all price ranges represented. Or, just come enjoy the show and support contemporary art at the Museum.
And, at the event, we will be pleased to introduce Contemporary Forum’s most recent art acquisitions for the Museum’s collection.
6:00pm: Cocktails – Art Preview – Silent Auction
7:00pm: Live Auction & Dinner
Artwork can be viewed online after December 20th: contemporaryforum.org
Artwork can also be previewed Wednesday evening, January 24, from 6pm to 8pm, at the Museum
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On Tuesday, January 30th Phoenix Art Museum will host the 8th Annual Independent Woman Luncheon, featuring special guest, raised here in the valley, and now renowned interior designer, Amy Lau. Proceeds from the event support exhibition and education programming at the Museum. Last year, Phoenix Art Museum welcomed over 550 guests to the luncheon.
Founded in 2001, Amy Lau Design creates interiors known for their warmth, expressiveness and impeccable attention to detail. Amy has a reverence for the inherent beauty of natural materials and landscapes, and thoughtfully incorporates elements of each into every project. Embracing both art and design, each personalized space is enlivened with dynamic mixes of vintage and contemporary pieces, and site-specific commissions.
Amy's portfolio of luxurious residential interiors includes an array of artistic and sophisticated homes throughout the world. The firm's work has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, House Beautiful, NY Cottages & Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, and Luxe Interiors + Design.
Guests will have the opportunity to bid on original centerpieces by 70 participating designers, created especially for the event.