Sara Vargas Nessi: Sunlight
Solo Exhibition at Toronto Public Library – Yorkville Branch
Sara Vargas Nessi: Sunlight
Sunlight offers a series of photographs that capture the beauty of thoughts and moments before they are gone.
In her solo exhibition, Sara focuses on the small things in life using natural light and shadows as reminders of what is always present but often overlooked. The interventions of light and shadows over the non-representational paintings are captured to allow others to witness these unique moments in time that will never repeat.
Based on her ongoing project “Shadows”, Sara will present her latest limited-edition fine art photographs.
The images highlight the beauty of an everyday element that is often lost in the background. At the same time, the project explores the positive and negative beliefs associated with light and shadows, showing both as equally important and necessary for balance. After all, just as there would be no shadows without light, we only understand light because we know darkness.
The exhibition will run through the entire month of September. Everyone is welcome, but if possible, RSVP for the Meet the artist event.
For more information or to schedule a guided tour with the artist, please send an email to email@example.com
Later this month: Sara’s “Light Source” mural installation will be featured during the upcoming Nuit Blanche 2023
Light Source is a two-story installation mural measuring approximately 22 feet tall and 95 feet long which integrates photographs of natural light and shadows over non-representational paintings. The artwork symbolizes a story being told along the wall by images that were captured to allow others to witness a unique instant.
The photographs were printed and dry-mounted onto aluminum panels measuring 30″ by 75″. The project was completed after almost a year’s worth of work and was revealed to the public in 2018.
Visit the installation mural at 951 Carlaw Ave anytime or during the Nuit Blanche event this September 23. Contact the artist to schedule a guided art tour at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Artist
Sara Vargas Nessi is a Venezuelan Toronto-based emerging visual artist with a background in theatre. She is passionate about capturing unique moments in the form of light and shadows in her paintings.
She studied Arts at Universidad Central de Venezuela before moving to Canada in 2013. In 2016, she graduated from Fine Arts Studio at Centennial College. She is pursuing an honours bachelor’s degree in Brand Design at George Brown.
Her “Shadows” project has been adapted into exhibitions and art installations. Sara’s two-story art installation mural “Light Source” was included in the Nuit Blanche 2022 and 2023. She also created “Memories” for Nuit Blanche IN-VIEW 2022. Last year, her work was shortlisted for the development of a public art project for the 481 University building, located in downtown Toronto.
Most recently, Sara was selected to be part of the RBC Emerging Artist Network program 2022-23 with The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
Toronto Public Library – Yorkville Branch
22 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, ON M4W 1L4
Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Bloor-Yonge subway station or Bay subway station walk north to Yorkville Ave.
Paid – Parking lots in the vicinity of the library.
Centennial College – Story Arts Centre
951 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 3M2
Phone: 416-289-5000 / 1-800-268-4419
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 8:00pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed
Pape subway station, bus 25 or 81 or Broadview subway station, bus 62.
Parking lots in the vicinity of the college.
Contact email@example.com to schedule a guided art tour for the “Sunlight” exhibition and/or “Light Source” mural.