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POWER TOOLS, PLUGGED IN

ON CANAL and AAP 106th Annual Exhibition
New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA
Soft Sculpture, Installation, Projection
2018 – Present

POWER TOOLS is an ongoing series of large scale soft sculptures of plugs, power strips, and USB chargers, doubling as interactive plush furniture.

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Counter Weights by Sophia Sobers

Counter Weights

Alloy Pittsburgh
Carrie Furnace, Rankin, PA
Public Art Installation
2018

Counter Weights is the ephemeral recreation of an existing counter weight system at Carrie Furnace, a historic steel mill located in Rankin, PA. It was created as part of Alloy Pittsburgh.

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Caution: May Cause Irritation

Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Greensburgh, PA
Installation
2018

Astro-turf and images of concrete are presented in a tectonic arrangement of varying altitudes. Held up by poured concrete slabs, 3D prints of houseplants are presented as delicate arrangements preserved in time.

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C L O U D by Sophia Sobers

C L O U D

PLAYTIME
New York, NY
Commissioned Installation
2018

Inspired by the mythology of ancient storytelling and the passing of tales from generation to generation, what does that look like within the 21st century? CLOUD is a commissioned installation utilizing fabric, microcontrollers, LED lights, 3D prints, and plush pillow river rocks to representation an interpretation of what the digital cloud may look like.

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Liminal Conjunction

Liminal Conjunction

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Solo Exhibition, Installation
2017

Liminal Conjunction is a multi-phase installation around the evolution and transformation of plants.

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Recreating my Dreams of Past, Present, and Future by Sophia Sobers

Recreating My Dreams of Past, Present, & Future

AS220 Reading Room
Providence, RI
Multi Media Installation
2015

Filled with videos on endless loop, photographs, and artificial turf, Recreating My Dreams is an installation which explores our relationships with plants.

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In-Between Occupancy

The Vets Gallery
Providence, RI
Fabric Drawings
2015

In-Between Occupancy is a window installation depicting a domestic setting which incorporates plants as part of a sustained life.

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Garden Rooms

Presented as part of PURPOSE Earth Day Campaign
Digital GIFs and Videos
2015

Through photography and digital technologies, Garden Rooms are speculative ideas of what our changed relationship with plants could look like. 3D scanning and capturing the commercial settings of plants, these models are translated into digital realities of repetition, empty space, and absurd environments.

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At the Cusp of Dawn & Dusk

GRIN
Providence, RI
Sculpture, Drawing, Installation
2014

At the Cusp of Dusk & Dawn is a series of work that reference the displacement of objects and the presence they hold in their surrogate environments.

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To What Once Was by Sophia Sobers

To What Once Was

Find & Form Space
Boston, MA
Sculpture, Installation, Drawings
2014

To What Once Was is the resulting documentation of performances, pavilion space, and altars, all which ask to reconnect and merge with nature.

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I Walk, Therefore I Dream by Sophia Sobers

I Walk Along This Earth, Therefore I Dream

I-195 Redevelopment Commission
Providence, RI
Public Art Commission
2014

I Walk Along This Earth, Therefore I Dream is a public art project on the cusp of a service road to two major highways, composed of 5 large plywood, plexiglass structures and plants growing. Inspired by organic forms in nature, these objects are symbolic representations of the redevelopment of the land and new growth.

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Islets of Langerhans by Sophia Sobers

Islets of Langerhans

Presented at Nave Gallery Annex, Percolate Gallery, Sol Koffler Gallery
Sommerville, MA, Pittsburgh, PA and Providence, RI
Installation
2013 – Present

“Islets of Langerhans” receives its title from the name of the location of where beta cells are in the Pancreas. This installation utilizes diabetic needles to create new organic forms and a representation of life from medical equipment.

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Organic Sculptures

Presented at Index Art Center, Gelman Gallery, Boston Cyberarts
Newark, NJ, Providence, RI and Boston, MA
Sculpture, Sculptural Objects
2012-2013

Organic Sculptures is a series of work created over the course of two years which mutated and transformed found objects from nature.

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Abandoned Nature by Sophia Sobers

Abandoned Nature

Boarding House
Providence, RI
Installation
2012

Abandoned Nature is a series of small installations in an abandoned boarding home, exploring aspects of new and unusual growth through synthetic and natural materials.

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Enclosure by Sophia Sobers

Enclosure

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
Boston, MA
Installation
2012, 2013

Enclosure explores the connection between the symbolic cultivation of plants and the space it exists in. The installation stirs up several contemporary questions: can we truly control the wild, or must we allow some things to remain untouched by technology?

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Breathing Column by Sophia Sobers

Breathing Column

Sol Koffler Gallery
Providence, RI
Architectural Intervention
2011, 2012

Breathing Column utilizes fabric and motors to bring life to one aspect of a building – the column – as an architectural intervention.

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At Night by Sophia Sobers

At Night

Providence, RI
Interactive Installation
2011

At Night focuses on the merging of organic forms with electronics to mimic the experience of insects in a field during a mid-summer’s night.

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