Sonya Rapoport: Pairings of Polarities, Artist and Curators’ Talk

Title: Sonya Rapoport: Pairings of Polarities, Artist and Curators’ Talk

Location: Kala Gallery
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2pm

Description: Kala Art Institute and Gallery is honored to present a selection of works by distinguished artist Sonya Rapoport. Guest curators Terri Cohn and Anuradha Vikram have thoughtfully organized Pairings of Polarities, retrospective exhibition that celebrates a fifty-year career with works on paper, paintings, interactive installations and digital works.

Rapoport’s approach to art-making is naturally diverse, underpinned by her pioneering use of scientific and social science research as the basis for a conceptual practice. This exhibition provides a valuable chance to appreciate the philosophical and psychological perspectives, humor, expression, and creativity Rapoport brings to such topical concerns as gender, religion, politics, and the role of technology in contemporary life, explored through interactive processes, systems and media.

Pairings of Polarities culls from over four decades of Sonya Rapoport’s artistic production. Active in the Bay Area art scene since the 1950s, Rapoport began exploring systems of information in the emerging age of new media during the early 1970s. Her drawings and collages from this period use the found printed detritus of early computer databases as a backdrop and represent her intuitive responses to the wealth of information about anthropology, natural sciences, chemistry, and other areas of research signified by the underlying code. Read more

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