All the Past and Futures

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Artist Statement

 

Bees, botanicals, minerals, and little mysteries comprise this collaged composition about the complexities of nature, time, and impermanence (with a little inspiration from Radiohead's Pyramid Song thrown in).

Generally speaking, my work is primarily composed of and/or inspired by vintage, salvaged, and collected materials. I enjoy the process of finding materials and realizing the possibility of re-purposing them—reinventing use, intention, or aesthetic. I enjoy the transformation of one thing into something else entirely, becoming dissimilar or unexpected.

Much of my work consists of layered surfaces: bits and pieces from discarded books and magazines, handwritten letters and receipts, obsolete reference material, thrift store textiles, and mysterious random pieces. Order, association, and reverence emerges from the sorting, arranging, and placement of each accumulated piece into a whole.

 

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Valerie Roybal was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and lives and works in Albuquerque. She spends much time making stuff, wandering the great outdoors, keeping bees, and hunting for materials and inspiration at flea markets and antique shops. She has shown her work in a number of exhibitions and venues, including Unraveling Tradition and New Mexico Showcase at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, Biennial Southwest '08 at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, and Adaptations at SCA Contemporary in Albuquerque. Her work can be seen in the books Cutting Edges: Contemporary Collage (Gestalten) and CUT and PASTE, 21st Century Collage (Laurence King Publishers). Roybal is a recipient of a 2015 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Artist Grant.