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Saturday, February 23, 2013

You are cordially invited to the opening reception for...
YEAR IN COLOR / LUNAR CYCLES: new work by Carol Ladewig 
SLATE Contemporary, 473 25th Street, Oakland
Thursday, February 28th, 6-8p
...also open for the Art Murmur on Friday, March 1st, 6-9p
An exhibit of new work that explores the abstract concept of time through the lens of a daily art practice.  Featuring two large-scale abstract painting installations, smaller canvases, prints on paper, and new works on metal.  The accompanying catalog Painting Time will also be available.  With essays by art critic DeWitt Cheng and SLATE gallery director Danielle Fox, the text chronicles the conceptual grounding, methods, and personal history that Ladewig invests in this body of work.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Sonya Rapoport - "ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS?" Data Gathering Event at Martina } { Johnston

Martina }{ Johnston


One Day Only!
Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm

Martina }{ Johnston would like to invite you to a one-day special Data Gathering Event for artist Sonya Rapoport's project "ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS?" on Sunday, February 10th, 2013 from 1 to 4 pm. 

Sonya Rapoport will be presenting a new interactive project and invites viewers to come and participate in a simple matching experiment under controlled conditions. The results of this experiment will become part of "ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS?" and will be exhibited at the Fresno Art Museum in May of this year.  

"ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS?" is structured by Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley's "Market Design and Matching Theory", which won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economics. This theory explores how people, institutions, and companies find and select each other to create stable matches. The work takes the form of a series of collages; each consists of a black and white photograph of a "pattern painting" that Rapoport created and exhibited in the late 60's, overlaid on a contemporary newspaper advertisement, and juxtaposed with a short text appropriated from the media.

Based in the Bay Area, Sonya Rapoport has exhibited her conceptual and new media artwork internationally. She recently had retrospective exhibitions at the Kala Institute in Berkeley and Mills College Art Museum. She received her MFA from UC Berkeley in 1949. Many of her web-based digital pieces 
can be experienced on her website, and she maintains an active blog about her work

We hope to see you on Sunday, February 10th!

Thank you!

Indira Martina Morre and Farley Johnston Gwazda

Sonya Rapoport, "Impossible Conversations," Photograph and Newsprint Collage, 2013.

*Martina }{ Johnston is an artist-run house gallery located at:
1201 6th St., 2nd Floor, 
Berkeley, CA 94701

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To our disabled viewers - unfortunately our house gallery is located on the second floor, up a flight of stairs. We would be happy to discuss ways that we could make it possible for you to experience the show!

Support for Martina }{ Johnston is provided by Southern Exposure's Alternative Exposure Grant Program.