Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Mary A. Valverde

Tesseract (hidden volume No. 1), 2016
Mixed media
Dimensions variable

Inspired by cultural traditions, sacred geometry, and numeric and geometric patterns, Mary A. Valverde works across disciplines to examine themes of migration, diaspora and cultural resilience. Created for the exhibition Jameco Exchange, Valverde has built a sacred space that incorporates psychic residue and material offerings.

Inspired by cultural traditions, sacred geometry, and numeric and geometric patterns, Mary A. Valverde works across disciplines to examine themes of migration, diaspora and cultural resilience. Created specifically for Jameco Exchange, Tesseract (hidden volume No.1) is a sacred space that incorporates psychic residue and material offerings. 

Referencing the four-dimensional analog of the cube, overlapping gold marks and drawings build structure and visual pattern in a web-like environment. The work considers how symbolic references and natural elements empower and adorn space, both corporeal and psychic. Valverde’s use of the color gold conjures violent histories, regal affirmation and illusions of value. From the earliest financial transactions involving land, property and natural resources, societies have been confronted with rapid social, cultural and economic transformation. Tesseract (hidden volume No.1) imagines a sacred geography of inherited memory that transcends both space and time.

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