Sonya Rapoport featured in “Hippie Modernism” at BAMPFA

Sonya Rapoport’s painting Koch II (1974) is featured in the exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia at the Berkeley Art Museum, on view from February 8th through May 21st, 2017.

Sonya Rapoport, “Koch II”, 1972-1974. Spray acrylic and graphite on canvas, 72″ x 96″.

“This major exhibition is the first comprehensive exploration of the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s and its impact on global art, architecture, and design. It presents an extraordinary array of works—many of which have been added for the Berkeley presentation—including experimental furniture, immersive environments, media installations, alternative magazines and books, printed ephemera, and films that convey the social, cultural, and political ferment of this transformative period, when radical experiments challenged convention, overturned traditional hierarchies, and advanced new communal ways of living and working. In the art, architecture, and design of the counterculture one can see early stirrings of the tech revolution and ecological consciousness, as well as powerful expressions of the desire for peace and social justice.”

Read more about the exhibition at the BAMPFA website.

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In order to illustrate the development of the artistic process Rapoport used to create the painting featured in the show, we have just added a rich selection of rarely-seen work from this era to the “Survey Chart” section of our website.

Sonya Rapoport pictured in mid-1970’s with a “Survey Chart” painting (not the one included in “Hippie Modernism”).