Open Studio with Resident Artist
Saturday, May 26, 2018
12-4 p.m. Bulding #205
Fort Worden State Park
“Finished pieces and those in progress will show the various materials and techniques I use to realize my creative intentions,” Rapoport said of the upcoming open studio. Rapoport has been a longtime resident of Portland, Oregon and is new to showing her work in Port Townsend. Her love of this area and in particular, the Olympic National Forest, has informed her recent body of work which she calls Sacred Earth/Holy Water.
Rapoport’s work evolved into mixed media paintings and sculptures after spending her childhood as a pictorial and sign painter.
“My intention is to attract viewers with visual eye candy, that stimulates minds across cultural and political boundaries, for a healthier world, for all people of the world.” -Remedios Rapoport
She will also have her modular kinetic sculpture, The Gentle Revolution Mobile on view (pictured above). This kinetic sculpture evolved from The Gentle Revolution Manifesto, a concept to promote positive change. The mobile has traveled since 2007 to Portland, Seattle, Boston, and Chicago as part of solo exhibitions and socio/political group shows.
Rapoport’s work is hand drawn, cut and carved. It is then painted and gilded on panels or constructions of wood and aluminum. Each layer is hand rendered, from sketches to patterns, with various materials in a constant process of adjustment. Rapoport learned the trompe l’oeil effect she uses from studies of Argentine Filete Porteño. The flowing abstractions of acanthus leaf scrolls create relationships between shapes with color and tension for emotional communication. By framing images and messages with extreme beauty and gilding, she presents them as sacred objects, giving value to the concepts.