Liliana Bloch Gallery, 2271 Monitor Street, Dallas, TX 75207
Image: Hanging Bundle, 2016, vintage and contemporary textiles on polymer and stuffed acrylic paint on vinyl 50x50x20 inches
The Liliana Bloch Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition by Dallas based artist Bonny Leibowitz.
Bonny Leibowitz utilizes hand woven textiles alongside mass produced fabrics addressing concepts surrounding culture, history, preciousness, abandonment and destruction.
In the New Artifacts Series, Leibowitz employs materials and processes freely transitioning between 2-D and 3-D. The unlikely combination; vintage and antique textiles from India, France, Japan and other parts of the world, intertwined with kitschy oil cloth, glossy vinyl and fabrics from second hand shops feels paradoxical in nature, like a historical timeline happening all at once.
Stuffed forms, layers of paint and sewn photography seem to float, hang or flop onto one another becoming monuments to their former selves. The exhibition weaves together a multitude of perceptions both personal and universal surrounding the exquisite and the mundane, the elevated and the collapsed.
Bonny Leibowitz attended Temple University’s Tyler College of Art in Philadelphia, PA. and has been the subject of numerous interviews and reviews. She had a solo exhibition at The Museum of Art, Midwestern State University and has participated in museum group exhibitions at the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Arlington Museum of Art. She has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States, from Dallas, Texas to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Laguna Beach, California and group exhibitions in Matera, Italy, Akko, Israel, Brooklyn, New York, Baltimore, Maryland, and Art Basel Satellite Art Fair, Miami Beach, Florida.
In the lobby
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and based in Mexico City, Mexico since 2009, Ivan Buenader’s work seeks to abolish language, and at the same time supports on it. It addresses the original thought, not the ideas. It overrates the symbols in order to diminish them. It sends messages to intuition, not to reason. Either through photographic installations or his blog “I will deny it all”, he aims to encourage the analysis and subsequent critique of our customs and traditions with a filter that will enrich our poetic interpretation of the world.
Ivan Buenader ‘s work is characterized for exploring the limits of literature in relation with visual and performing arts. His exhibition history includes Les Sentiers de la Creation, 2016 at the Association Les Amis de Lizières y Galerie du Lycée Jean de La Fontaine de Château-Thierry, Picardy, France, Boca abajo sobre el sol (individual, MAC8, Aguascalientes, Mexico), Then/Now/Next (Gladstone Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada), Memorias flotantes (White Spider) 2014, Ser o no sur (Museo José Luis Cuevas, Museo de la Ciudad de Querétaro, Mexico) 2013, Codo a codo (Universidad Iberoamericana) 2012, Bienal Internacional de Estandartes, Tijuana, Mexico 2010 and the Bienal Internacional de Poesía Visual, México 2009, among others.
In 2015 Ivan Buenader came to Dallas, Texas as a resident artist at Centraltrak, The University of Texas at Dallas Artists Residency, which provides space for eight artists to live, work and exhibit, and serves as a community center for broad intellectual discourse around the arts.
Buenader holds an Information Systems Degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. He has directed interdisciplinary projects such as CFW Poet Agency, which included more than 60 artists and was presented in cultural centers, museums and theaters in Mexico, Argentina and the United States.