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Sondra Perry: Chromatic Saturation


  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s Campus

Free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged.



Sondra Perry’s work dives into the tools of moving image production to examine representation and what it means to make images today. For the third Collapsing Time Series lecture the artist will discuss four video installations including Lineage for a Multiple Monitor Workstation (2015), netherrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 1.0.2 (2016), IT’S IN THE GAME ‘17 or Mirror Gag for Vitrine and Projection (2017), and Graft and Ash for a Three Monitor Workstation (2017) and the work’s use of the post production technique of chroma keying and its intersections with blackness, bodies, and flesh. Constructing vivid narratives with various timescales that incorporate multiple generations of a single family, historical content, and contemporary avatars, Perry’s work envisions future images of identity.


Sondra Perry, ffffffffffffoooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, 2017. Courtesy the artist. Photo Credit: Matthew Vicari

Sondra Perry’s videos and performances foreground the tools of digital production as a way to critically reflect on new technologies of representation and to remobilize their potential. She has a BFA from Alfred University, an MFA from Columbia University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Perry’s work has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum, The Kitchen in New York, MoMA PS1, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and screened at Tribeca Cinemas and the LOOP Barcelona Media Arts Festival among other venues. She was an artist-in-residence at Core at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. Reviews and writing about her work has appeared in ArtNews, Art in America, The New York Times, Artforum and others. She recently was awarded the Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize for a solo show at the Seattle Art Museum. The artist currently lives and works in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
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We ask each of our visitors to provide a list of media and materials that are connected to the visitor’s work, interests, and inspirations. Items suggested by Sondra Perry will be listed here soon.

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