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Valeska Soares

Horizontes III, 2010

Valeska Soares, included in the group exhibition Gaze, at Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY.

Van Doren Waxter is pleased to present Gaze, a multigenerational group exhibition which explores multidisciplinary approaches to depicting forms found in or related to the natural world. Featured historical and contemporary artists include Hilary Berseth, Marsha Cottrell, TM Davy, Jeronimo Elespe, Tom Fairs, Judy Fiskin, Joe Goode, Volker Hüller, Ellsworth Kelly, Cameron Martin, Douglas Melini, Valeska Soares, Hedda Sterne and Kevin Zucker. Spanning almost 60 years (1960–2018), works on view encompass painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture, and demonstrate pictorial strategies ranging from photographic to nearly abstract. 

Valeska Soares (b. 1970, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) works in a sculptural mode using found objects, often re-casting their individual past identities and subverting their original use to create a new collective narrative. Horizontes III (2010) forms a horizon line comprised of 12 inlaid wooden boxes in a row, each depicting a similar view of a serene tree-lined landscape.