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Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2685 S La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034 | T 310 838 6000

Kate Bonner

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exhibitions

<I>THE SPACE OF THE THING</I>

THE SPACE OF THE THING, 2016

DIGITAL PIGMENT PRINT ON MDF

60 X 48 X 3 IN

ARTIST STATEMENT

There is frost on the window; with my finger I trace a wavering, circling line. The window is a frame. The frost is a screen. My finger is a pen—as it draws a line it erases the foreground and now I can see beyond into the neighbor's apartment.

Through a process of reduction and transformation, my work withholds explanation and proposes simple fictions. Language is a system we use to clear things up, to understand the bigger picture, but language can also conceal, withhold and confuse. What happens when pieces are gone or taken away? I am interested in things that do not adhere. Fragmentation.

My work is an attempt to expand space, to break through the surface of the image, to impose barriers. Made of digital tools, jigsaw cuts, and MDF board, it values perceptual failures, and contains real boundaries: literally walls, windows and frames that serve as entry points or that limit access.

BRIEF CV

Born in Saginaw, Michigan
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

EDUCATION

2012 MFA from California College of the Arts
2002 BFA from Calvin College

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017
Much more than we know that we know, Et al. etc., San Francisco, CA

2016
Limits within limits, LVL3, Chicago, IL
The other side is this side, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Nearly the same (Defining Objects Ch. 2), The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects, Columbus, OH

2014
The path of a free object, Et. al, San Francisco, CA
Possible Event, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2012
Important Projects, Oakland, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Outside the Frame, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada

2017
Young Collector's Club // Summer Edition, R/SF projects, San Francisco, CA
Staccato, Some.Time.Salon, San Francisco, CA
x7, LVL3, Chicago, IL

2016
NADA NY, with Et. al., New York, NY
Mesocosm, Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Material Art Fair, Et. al., Mexico City, D.F.

2015
NOT A PHOTO, The Hole, New York, NY
Lynchpinned & Bitten at In the Pines, Jackson, WA
Subject to Change, Tmoro Projects, Santa Clara, CA
Mending Wall, curated by Alexis Rose, The Pit, Glendale, CA
EXPO Chicago, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Chicago, IL
Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A., curated by René-Julien Praz, Piasa, Paris, France
Second Sight: New Representations in Photography, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Art Contemporary Los Angeles, Et al., Santa Monica, CA
Paris Photo Los Angeles, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2014
UNTITLED Miami Beach, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Miami, FL
The Path of a Free Object, Et al Projects, San Francisco, CA
Paris Photo, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Interstice 156, Project Art Space, New York, NY
5 Year Anniversary Group Show, Ever Gold, San Francisco, CA
Reproduction Request, The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects, Columbus, OH

2013
For all intents and purposes, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
This is the sound of someone losing the plot, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Ex X Axes, Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
The Road, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA Alumni Sculpture Show, Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI Practicing to Pretend, Practicing to Pretend, Alterspace, San Francisco, CA
NextNewCA, San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together […], Et. Al, San Francisco, CA
Low Subject, The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, CA
NADA New York, Et al., New York, NY

2012
I like where this is going!, Queen's Nails, San Francisco, CA
Everything is Index, Nothing is History, Recession Arts, Brooklyn, NY
MFA exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Rosenberg, Karen. "A Few Questions for Photo-Sculptor Kate Bonner on Making the Frame the Star," Artspace, Feb. 26
"Artist and Curator Julio CÚsar Morales's Picks from the Material Art Fair 2016," Artspace, Jan. 26

2015
Anderson, Richard. "In the Pines fiddles with boundaries of art," Jackson Hole News & Guide, Sep. 9
"Artist of the Week: Kate Bonner," LVL3, Aug. 3
Guzman, Richard. "Torrance Art Museum opens concurrent exhibits challenging perceptions," Daily Breeze, Mar. 30
Oster, Lauren. Second Sight, Torrance Art Museum (exhibition catalogue)
Haveles, Kate. "10 Artists to Watch at Art Los Angeles Contemporary," Artsy, Jan. 27
Mending the Wall, The Pit (exhibition catalogue)
"Kate Bonner," New American Paintings, Pacific Coast, No. 115,Jan.

2014
Sachs, Danica Willard. "The path of a free object," Art Practical, Sep. 25, 2014
Massadas, Bruna. "Possible Event: Kate Bonner at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles," The Face Painters, Jun.
Pasori, Cedar. "Interview: Kate Bonner Shares Her Photographic Sculptures at Luis De Jesus Gallery," Complex, Apr. 28, 2014
Reproduction Request, The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects (exhibition catalogue)

2013
Marchand, Matthew. "'Practicing to Pretend' at Alter Space, San Francisco, CA. Part 1 of 2," SFAQ, Aug. 6, 2013
Lutz, Leora. "'Low Subject' David Bayus, Kate Bonner and Nico Krijno at The Popular Workshop," SFAQ, Jun. 22, 2013
Sechman, Amelia. "Aesthetics of Spectacle," Daily Serving (June 1, 2013)
Lutz, Leora. "'Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict,'" SFAQ, May 2013

2012
Bigman, Alex. "Picks: Sean Talley and Kate Bonner," East Bay Express, Nov. 21
Everything is Index, Nothing is History, Recession Arts (exhibition catalogue)
Winant, Carmen. "Highlights from the CCA MGA Exhibition," KQED, May 17

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