Samara Golden’s visually intoxicating installations take an M.C. Escher dive through Alice’s broken looking glass to restage the domestic with hand-built foam furniture and mylar guitars. In a stream-of-consciousness tactic to craft open-ended spaces, Golden incorporates divergent pop culture elements into intergenerational mash-ups of the past and future, constructed through sculpture, digital prints, audio, and video projection. Her resulting installations broadcast an eerie, disorienting image of the American family’s dark underbelly.
Presented in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Golden’s solo exhibition at YBCA is on view March 11–June 19.
About the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.
The VAS Series is free and open to the public.
VAS SOCIAL HOUR
Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings prior to each VAS lecture.
SFAI Café | 6-7 PM
Image credit: Samara Golden, "A Fall of Corners," 2015, Multimedia installation, Installation view at CANADA New York, Courtesy of CANADA New York, Photo by Philip Grauer.
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