December 1st - January 12th, 2019
On View Tue - Sat 12 PM - 7 PM
Thursday 12PM - 9PM
320B Canal Street, New York City
POWER TOOLS, a new series by Sophia Sobers, is an immersive installation creating an intimate experience with the everyday objects that power our devices. Plugs, power strips, and USB chargers have been reimagined as large scale soft sculptures, doubling as interactive plush furniture, to invite pause, relaxation and reflection. Subtle coloration suggests the typically sexually charged nature of powering devices and their connections. Synthetic Sound Baths, soothing live electronic soundscapes performed by the artist, will be offered as part of this immersive experience on select Thursday evenings.
Sophia Sobers is an artist and curator, interested in investigations between new media, science, technology, nature and the spiritual. Her artistic practice is interdisciplinary, specializing in installations and site specific work. Sobers holds an MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BS in Architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She has exhibited her work nationally in institutions such as the Rubin Museum, the Knockdown Center, and Westmoreland Museum of American Art, and has presented her work in solo exhibitions at the University of Pittsburgh, AS220 Reading Room and Find & Form Space. She has created public art as part of Cherry Blossoms in Winter, I-195 Redevelopment Commission, and Alloy Pittsburgh and has received numerous commissions and grants, including the Puffin Foundation Grant. Her work has been written about in SciArt Center, E-Squared Magazine, Blouin Artinfo, and the Creators Project.
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