June 25 – July 23, 2016

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. 

pictured above: Bonny Leibowitz, Hanging Bundle, 2016, textiles, polyfoam, vinyl, acrylic, 50″w x 50″h x 20″d

Featured in the Lobby

Iván Buenader, Tiptoe, 2015, foam, dimensions variable

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and based in Mexico City, Mexico since 2009, Iván 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.

Iván 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.

Read more about Iván Buenader here.