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Valeska Soares

Ouroboros

August 2 – 25, 2019

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros Installation view

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros Installation view

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros Installation view

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros Installation view

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

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Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros Installation view

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros Installation view

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros Installation view

Valeska Soares: Ouroboros
Installation view
Alexander Gray Associates, Germantown (2019)

Press Release

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Valeska Soares creates poetic works that fuse and expand upon the languages of post-minimalism and conceptual art. The installation Ouroboros (2014) maps the relationships between time and space. The work’s title refers to the symbolic representation of a serpent swallowing its own tail—a metaphor for wholeness and infinity. Soares replaces this mythological act of consumption with a golden pocket watch (in Portuguese, the word for gold is ouro) that is suspended from the ceiling by a delicate wire. The watch executes an almost imperceptible rotation in space, turning at the speed of one revolution per hour. Deprived of its hour hand, which Soares removed, the clock loses its function of offering a reference to a specific moment in the day. Instead, it attests to the inexorable passing of continuous time.