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Val Sears

This Place Then

2011, Metallic acrylic and oil on wood panel, 12"w x 9"h (each)

The series This Place Then is an attempt to solidify memories of sites inundated with my own personal history. With the idea of home as a collective thought as well as one associated with physical and sentimental elements, I chose sites that are familiar yet unspecified. As a referent to time, I combine my personal photographs with my interpretation of the area’s personality. Utilizing materials suggesting industry and structural remains, I construct surfaces representing transitory places within the mind and upon the land. This Place Then addresses the growing estrangement I feel towards my hometown as rapid topographical changes take place.

Val Sears - This Place Then

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.