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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Sonya Rapoport - DUALITY

Sonya Rapoport is exhibiting DUALITY, a digital collage, at Gallery Sensenci in Shizuoka, Japan, from March 2 through March 24, 2013.

The theme of the photo exhibition is 'A-mu', a Japanese verb. The word 'A-mu' has several meanings:

   (1) to knit (stockings); to net (a hammock); to plait (straw); to braid
(the hair); to weave (a mat); to twist

   (2) to weave (facts into a narrative); to compile (a history); to
compose (an essay); to devise (a method); to contrive (a plan); to work out (a system);
to frame (rules, etc.)

DUALITY depicts the double tower-like coiled hair style of a Nigerian woman. This hair style crowns each of two portraits of U.S. journalist Jill Carroll.  In Jill Carroll's  image under the left woven hair tower, Carroll is crying for release from an Iraqui prison. In Jill Carroll's image under the right hair woven tower, she is talking about her pleasant jail experience after her release from prison, but still under her captors control.

DUALITY is  from Rapoport's inter-media art work (in)AUTHENTIC.