Tabitha Soren’s photographs visualize psychological states; the internal weather than storms through each of us. She left a career in television in 1999 to start another as an artist. On October 26, she will discuss her latest body of work, Surface Tension which is on view at Transformer Station through January 2020. Questions from the audience will follow her presentation.
Tabitha Soren (b.1967, San Antonio TX) is an artist and Peabody Award-winning journalist, best known for her work as an MTV news correspondent and on-air producer. In 1999, Soren took a fellowship at Stanford University where she shifted her visual arts practice from film to the still photograph. Her photographs are held in many private and public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the George Eastman Museum of Photography, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Oakland Museum of California, and San Francisco’s Pier 24. Soren lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Tabitha Soren: Surface Tension meditates on the technology of touchscreens and asks us to see our relationship to everyday technology in new and surprising ways. The science of touch makes clear that humans need to connect with the physical world yet we spend an increasing amount of time satisfying only our sense of sight. Soren’s large scale works examine our fleeting attention heightened by our increased technological dependency.
Surface Tension, Soren’s first solo museum exhibition, will travel to Transformer Station in October following its debut at The Davis Museum at Wellesley College. The Transformer Station exhibition will include a number of new artworks created specifically for the space.
This event is free and open to the public.
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