Sondra Perry

Chromatic Saturation

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

About the Lecture

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 discussed 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 Constructing vivid narratives with various timescales that incorporate multiple generations of a single family, historical content, and contemporary avatars, Perry’s work envisions future images of identity.

About the Artist

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

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


additional rmcad community  EVENTS 

The artist will also be participating in the following events with RMCAD students, faculty, and staff:

Next Day Q+A Luncheon with Sondra Perry

Thursday, November 2, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and Sondra Perry for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss ideas presented in the previous night's lecture and a place for students to further engage with our special guest.

Studio Visits and Discussion with Sondra Perry

Studio Visits: Thursday, November 2, 2017 – Friday, November 3, 2017
Discussion: Friday, November 3, 2017, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Sondra Perry will conduct one-on-one, 30-minute studio visits with RMCAD students. All studio visit participants will then gather together and engage in a conversation with the artist on Friday, November 3rd. 
Additional event information and registration details can be found here.


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 can be found here.