Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now brings together forty-nine artworks, consisting of installation, sculpture, photography, and video, dating from the early 1990s to the present. A distinctive figure in the international legacy of installation art, Soares interweaves themes of love, desire, memory, and time in her minimal, conceptual, and multi-sensorial bodies of work. Sourcing collected and found objects, such as books, light fixtures, antique stools, carpets, mirrors, anonymous portrait paintings, and even flowers, the artist repurposes such materials, subverting their original use and inviting new meaning. The referent installation, Any Moment Now… (2014), for instance, is a series of 365 vintage dust jackets that are by transformed by Soares into a subjective mapping of a year’s time. The images and titles of each cover, from books such as Long Day's Journey Into Night, The Morning After, and Now or Never, combine together in this installation to generate new and ever-shifting narratives. This exhibition represents the artist’s second survey exhibition (her first, Follies, debuted at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2003), her first major solo museum exhibition in the Western United States, and is co-organized by the Phoenix Art Museum, where it will be on view in spring 2018.
Valeska Soares: Any Moment Now is part of the major initiative, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018.
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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a collaboration of arts institutions across Southern California. Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day. With topics such as luxury arts in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries. Initiated through $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America. For further information: http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/
Other Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions in Santa Barbara
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA brings a unique opportunity specifically to Santa Barbara, encouraging cross-cultural dialogue and critical investigation of Latin American art in a local context.
Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara, September 16 – December 8, 2017 and Santa Barbara Historical Museum, September 15, 2017 – January 14, 2018
Accompanying the exhibitions, each organization offers a season of educational programming, including lectures, workshops, and a Latin American Film series.
Santa Barbara institutions collectively celebrate Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA October 20–22, 2017 with a series of special events TBA.
21, 23, 24, 27, 30 – 2 pm