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.