Sofie Ramos: stuff(ed)
February 23, 2019 – June 9, 2019
Space to Breathe (Installation view), 2018
Mixed media installation (acrylic paint, paper, fabric, wood, packing peanuts, astroturf, found objects)
Image: Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco
Opening Reception — February 24, 2019
Members Preview 1-2PM
Public Reception 2-4PM
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Sofie Ramos’s immersive installations allow the viewer to physically walk into a painting.
Shapes, surfaces and objects respond and adapt to, fuse with, and adulterate their surroundings. There are no boundaries or edges; the paint moves from the wall to the floor to objects. Ramos’s installations incorporate everyday household objects, re-appropriated to give them alternate existences beyond their intended uses. Her use of bold color and patterns create an eye-popping environment and each installation is unique to the space in which it exists.
Ramos received her BA in Visual Art from Brown University and her MFA in Art Practice from University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the Bay Area and across the country and has been reviewed by Juxtapoz Magazine and by KQED Arts. She was an artist in residence at the Growlery (San Francisco, CA) and at Facebook HQ (Menlo Park, CA). Ramos is currently based in San Francisco.
Sofie Ramos: STUFF(ed) is part of the ongoing series of ICA Sandbox Projects. The distinctive Sandbox Projects support artists to experiment, take risks, and create immersive, site-specific installations that would not otherwise be realized.
Sofie Ramos: STUFF(ed) is ICA Sandbox Project 7.