Valerie Salez

OPEN SPACE GALLERY

 

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Cameron

Cameron

Solange

Solange

October

October

Talyn

Talyn

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Eleanor

Eleanor

Sophia

Sophia

Aubrey

Aubrey

Soren

Soren

Violet

Violet

Mija

Mija

Eliza

Eliza

Cole

Cole

Ruby

Ruby

Elena

Elena

Annabelle

Annabelle

Finn

Finn

Solange & Finn

Solange & Finn

Chloe

Chloe

Asher

Asher

Victoria-based artist Valerie Salez invited children into her studio during an artist residency, Play, Fall, Rest, Dance, at Open Space. One- to two-hour private play sessions allowed children to create their own installations using components of the artist’s previously exhibited sculptures. Children reinvented, re-formed, and re-informed Salez's work. Additionally, the children were invited to interact with their installations through movement, performance, or sound. The bodies of work the children worked with included Salez's Fourth Nature (textile sculpture) and In the shadow of our own dust (charred wood, horse hair, velvet, drawing). Valerie documented the children's process with video as they created and performed with their installations. Open Space Gallery

 

Valerie Salez gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for funding the PLAY FALL REST DANCE project and website.