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Petra Vargova

Prague-based artist Petra Vargova is well-known in Europe for her conceptual works that involve elements of virtual reality and Play-Station game technology with audio-kinetic objects and installations. Petra created two new works during her studio residency at Kala including 25 35, a pair of digital drawings.  The first drawing in the series was digitally created when the artist was twenty-five years old and living in Europe. The second drawing was created this year when Petra turned thirty-five during her residency at Kala. She drew a red circle for every month of her life starting with the diameter of 1cm for her first year and added one cm with each consecutive year. The randomly placed red circles correspond to the artist’s age while the overall scale of the drawings reflects the actual dimension of her body measurements in regards to height and width. This digital drawing project remains open-ended with a plan to create a new drawing every ten years. Petra’s second work in the exhibition is titled My Neighborhood (SOMA, San Francisco), an observation of the neighborhood she lived in during her studio residency at Kala.This conceptual/sculptural workexamines San Francisco’s street patterns and how they vary from the ancient layout of European cities.