Valeska Soares "Vaga Lume"

Eleven Rivington

poster for Valeska Soares "Vaga Lume"

This event has ended.

The exhibition is concurrently on view with a show of new sculptural works and wall installations at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, on view from February 18 ­ March 21, 2010.

"Vaga Lume" is comprised of thousands of individual porcelain sockets and commercial bulbs of warm yellow light anchored overhead into the gallery ceiling; each of the lights may be turned on or off by a beaded chain which extends vertically from the ceiling towards the floor. These chains fill the space completely, creating a repeated series of veils that one has to move through. As the viewer navigates the space, he or she becomes a performer that activates the work by pulling on the chains to turn the lights on and off; by changing the pattern of lights, the viewer creates a changing composition of visual illumination. Vaga Lume exists in time as it changes constantly. Soares describes one’s physical experience of Vaga Lume as “almost like being in the middle of a waterfall, looking at constellations in the sky.” In Portuguese, Vaga Lume refers to a light that is subtle, wandering, vague and transient.

[Image: Valeska Soares "Vaga Lume" (2006, installation view) Mixed media installation, Dimensions variable]



from February 28, 2010 to April 11, 2010
February 28th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Opening Reception on 2010-02-28 from 17:00 to 19:00


Valeska Soares

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