Sonata #6 at Survival Kit: Connecting Music and Visual Art

Judith Salomon, for the Sonata #6 Project


The Sonata #6 Project celebrates the use of geometric abstraction to examine a variety of complex ideas in response to the music of Cleveland composer Ryan Charles Ramer in an art exhibition at Survival Kit in 78th Street Studios. Ten local artists—Amirah Cunningham, Matthew Gallagher, Tiara Grayson, Todd Leech, Katie Mongoven, Kristina Paabus, Judith Salomon, William Martin Jean, and Jan Zorman—have created work that reflects the power of Sonata #6 for solo piano as performed by Nicholas Underhill.

This project showcases the expressive abilities of the sculptor, painter, installation artist, composer, performer, and curator working in confluence. As the artists explore connections between intergenerational history, the impact that we have on nature, expressions of the human condition, and the effects of unseen forces, they reflect on the weight of Sonata #6. This symbiotic collaboration brings classical music and visual arts into a singular experience.

Sonata #6 Project opens Third Friday, October 15, 5:00 to 9:00pm. A World Premiere performance of Sonata #6 will be scheduled during the run of the exhibition. The exhibition is produced by Context Fine Art and Gordon Square Classical Concerts. A full virtual exhibition, artist talks, and other scheduled events can be found at




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