The Growlery presents the culmination of artist-in-residence Sofie Ramos’s three-month installation project, soft like boundaries on Friday, September 9, 2016. The first part of the project revealed a painting that encompassed the artist’s entire bedroom and all the objects in it. For the remainder of her residency, she has lived inside her painting and continued to spread her mark throughout the house—focusing on a large-scale sculptural installation in the garage gallery. This installation, another painting in space, is also a painting in time—existing as a stop-motion video in addition to the resulting physical manifestation.
Sofie Ramos was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and is currently based in the Bay Area. Since her recent escape from academia, she has had substantial exhibitions at Mixed Greens gallery in New York and Incline gallery in San Francisco. She also just completed the Artist in Residence program at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park.
Inspired by everyday material culture, she curates found objects, patterns, and materials and makes the familiar strange through hyperboles of form and color, as well as unexpected juxtaposition and whimsical attention to detail. Finally able to realize her dream to live where she works at the Growlery, her improvisational and inconclusive process will merge with her day-to-day life to create a large-scale painting installation that evolves and transforms throughout the duration of her stay.