Combine Paintings (1964)

Sonya Rapoport, Combine Paintings
Sonya Rapoport, I Love You, 1964. Oil and collage on shaped canvas.

First exhibited at John Bolles Gallery in 1964, these shaped canvas “combine” paintings were created the year after Sonya Rapoport’s mid-career retrospective of abstract expressionist paintings at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco.

This work represents Rapoport’s decisive break with painting techniques advocated by her mentors at UC Berkeley.