Barbara Davis Gallery presents Marfa Lights, a solo exhibition by artist Miguel Soler-Roig. This is his fourth exhibition at the gallery, marked by his participation in this year’s Venice Biennale.
At the Marfa Center, all the resident artists agree in highlighting the enormous influence that the environment has on their work and their experiences. Miguel Soler-Roig has understood similar themes in artistic residencies such as the NMAC Foundation (Montenmedio Contemporary Art Center) in Cadiz in the summer of 2014, a unique open-air museum space in Spain that also establishes a dialogue between contemporary art and nature in perfect harmony. A remarkable collection of outdoor sculptures and installations has been consolidated, with creators as important as James Turrell and Marina Abramovic.
In Marfa, he again imbues himself in a powerful natural atmosphere that is loaded with history and cultural references. The environment influences his photographs, his method, and his emotional state. The images show us the silence, the coldness and desolation of the city when it is deprived of artistic activity. The radiant light of the desert hits the empty streets, the austere buildings and the varied angles of concrete sculptures completely integrated into the landscape. All sense of spatial limit is lost, like the Texan horizon.
Miguel Soler-Roig : Marfa Lights
September 9 – October 8, 2022
Barbara Davis Gallery
4411 Montrose Blvd
Houston Texas 77006
Opening Friday September 9th, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30PM