Through richly painted cityscapes, Val Sears explores how car travel dictates our perspective of the landscape and provides us with fragmented memories of our environment. Windows distort our sight lines. Interior colors leak into the exterior scene. Light absorbs and spreads across scuffed-up glass, altering our view. Reflective surfaces such as mirror and metal bounce beams of light between each other, exaggerating the luminosity of outside light sources. Presenting the view of Passenger, Sears constructs a movement-based experience within a static landscape, separated from sites by glass, rubber, and steel.
This is the first solo show of OCAD Graduate Val Sears.