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Conditional Constructs

The work embodies a transitory sense of presence in an ever changing, expansive atmosphere as relationships of all sorts; personal, interpersonal and global are considered.

I’m using a variety of materials in the making of both 2-D and 3-D pieces which introduce new realities between solid form and fluid circumstance. In their 3-d iteration I am utilizing polyfoam as a substrate which is dyed and manipulated into sculptural objects. The 2-d iterations employ wax, pigments and inks on Masa paper and Yupo paper. I then cut out shapes that resonate with me, allowing the gesture to become an important conceptual component in the work.

Some of these works hang on the wall while others are hanging freely from clips and filament wire tethered to the ceiling. They can appear as thin slices of atmosphere to walk around and peer through. Their elusive appearance with cut out areas, are especially stark in contrast to their bulky 3-D counterparts. An important dynamic to the work is exploring various states of impermanence, weight, weightlessness and transparency.

While the work itself contains the tangible qualities of materiality, the concepts embodied bring into question all we perceive as reliable, including our thoughts.   

Although these considerations have been a part of my inner dialogue for much of my life, I became increasingly entranced with these forms, materials and processes as conditions, after the recent election, set the spiral of heightened questioning into motion. I’m engaging here with the broad picture of what it looks like to navigate an inner unknowing and our perceptual shifts in tenuous, shifting, precarious times.  

"A subtle dexterity through line, form, color, shadow, and scale that becomes evident in the juxtaposition of the works installed together with carefully and sensitively cut, woven, dyed, and heated materials of delicate yet resilient nature that combines intentionality and conceptual mindfulness into a multifaceted presence that unifies a story of humanity told in different voices that enter and leave at their own pace." Matthew Mendez_arts writer and contributor to The Houston Review https://bonnyleibowitz.com/Artists/19121/The_Houston_Review.pdf

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The Earth Has A Soul
The Earth Has A Soul
The Earth Has A Soul detail
The Earth Has A Soul detail
The Earth Has A Soul detail
The Earth Has A Soul detail
The Earth Has A Soul
The Earth Has A Soul
Small Shifts and Massive Alterations
Small Shifts and Massive Alterations
Small Shifts and Massive Alterations
Small Shifts and Massive Alterations
Small Shifts and Massive Alterations
Small Shifts and Massive Alterations
Path
Path
Yes, I'm Perfectly Safe
Yes, I'm Perfectly Safe
Path detail with video
Path detail with video
Conditional Constructs exhibition
Conditional Constructs exhibition
The Unraveling
The Unraveling
Conditional
Conditional
Conditional Constructs exhibition
Conditional Constructs exhibition
Meaning Maker
Meaning Maker
This Is A Mountain This Is Not A Mountain
This Is A Mountain This Is Not A Mountain
This Is A Mountain This Is Not
This Is A Mountain This Is Not
Painting in a Post Factual World - Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Painting in a Post Factual World - Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Water Descending A Mountainside
Water Descending A Mountainside
Painting in a Post Factual World
Painting in a Post Factual World
A Hanging Slice
A Hanging Slice
Paper Mountain Paper Clouds
Paper Mountain Paper Clouds
Passing Thought
Passing Thought
At Forum6 Contemporary
At Forum6 Contemporary
Shadow Maker
Shadow Maker
Shadow Maker
Shadow Maker
Shadow Maker
Shadow Maker