Valeska Soares "passa tempo"

Van Doren Waxter

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Greenberg Van Doren Gallery presents passa tempo, an exhibition of sculptural installations by New York-based Brazilian artist Valeska Soares, from February 18 – March 20, 2010. The exhibition is concurrently on view with a large-scale installation, titled "Vaga Lume," on view at Eleven Rivington, NY, from February 28 - April 10, 2010. Included in passa tempo are three recent works which address the often complex relationship between how we perceive, experience, and record time, and how this plays out in our collective / individual memory. Soares uses found and collected objects such as book pages and domestic items in these new sculptures and installations re-casting their individual past identities and subverting their original use. Installed as the centerpiece of the exhibition under the gallery’s skylight is Un-rest comprised of over 100 footstools in every shape and form and from different periods, from the 1800s on, arranged from the vantage point of a single glass chair. Another assemblage appropriates old and rare wooden boxes that have inlayed tops picturing native Brazilian scenes. Soares repurposes these landscapes and installs them as a single extended line with a shared horizon, synthesizing their specific singular uses as cigar boxes, sewing kits, and keepsake holders into an idealized collective panorama. horizontes relates to another work, timeline, which is entirely made of pages from found and discarded books strung along a wire that connects two adjacent walls of the front gallery. Each page has a phrase connoting the passing of time which is one of the meanings of the word passa tempo.



from February 18, 2010 to March 20, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-02-20 from 11:00 to 16:00
Opening Reception Brunch


Valeska Soares

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