See the Most Disorienting Images in Samara Golden’s Latest Exhibition

It's impossible to tell which way is up.

Samara Golden, A Fall of Corners, (2015). Installation view at CANADA New York. Photo: Philip Grauer. Courtesy of CANADA New York.
Samara Golden, A Fall of Corners, (2015). Installation view at CANADA New York.
Photo: Philip Grauer. Courtesy of CANADA New York.

Artists have the ability to transform spaces in unforeseen ways, which is a particular talent of Los Angeles-based visionary Samara Golden. In her work, art creates a place where past, present, and future exist simultaneously. Her latest installation, “A Trap in Soft Division,” is currently on view at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

The exhibition, curated by Ceci Moss, is a topsy-turvy space filled with illusions, which makes for some seriously bewildering photos that have been circulating on social media. Don’t even bother trying to understand the artist’s largest installation to date using logic—just enter Golden’s new version of reality, which she explored in mind-expanding previous exhibitions such as “The Flat Side of the Knife” at MoMA PS1, as well as in “A Fall of Corners” at Canada Gallery in New York.

These mirrored spaces are “layers of consciousness,” the artist states; if you gaze long into an abyss, you will gaze back onto you(rself). Scroll down for images.

@evethorne looking into Samara Golden's A Trap in Soft Division (amazing, amazing piece)

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At the opening party on Friday, an exhibition happening in tandem, titled “Take This Hammer: Art + Media Activism from the Bay Area” featured “Trump-tillas” by the Great Tortilla Conspiracy, which screen-printed images onto the thin flatbread.


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