For the past year, Valerie Roybal had dedicated her studio practice to creating an installation focused on her love of things. Valerie fondly attended to a host of objects that were discarded and obsolete. Roybal’s intimate and delicate reconstructions of fishing weights, postcards, sheet music, and oddities reconstruct a sophisticated elusive narrative that speaks to poetic passing of time. What had been overlooked and abandoned now becomes intricate parts of an obscure narrative. The constellation of objects carries a deep affection for the passing moments of our collective triumphs and fragility of our lives.
This exhibition was planned over a year ago. With Valerie Roybal’s passing this past November, the exhibition becomes part retrospective, part memorial and tribute. The exhibition is mounted by artists sheri crider and Heidi Pollard at Sanitary Tortilla Factory.
Valerie Roybal: Amo ergo sum | I love, therefore I am
Exhibition Dates: February 1 – March 8, 2019
Sanitary Tortilla Factory
401 2nd St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102