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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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statement

cv

exhibitions

DISPLACING SPACE

DISPLACING SPACE, 2015

ACRYLIC INK ON PANEL

40 X 36 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

RECENT SELECT SOLO & GROUP SHOWS
2016 Luis De Jesus Los Angeles (forthcoming solo, April 23-May 28), Los Angeles, CA
NADA NY, with Et. al., New York, NY
Et. al., (forthcoming solo), San Francisco, CA
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery (forthcoming), San Francisco, CA
Material Art Fair with Et. al., Mexico City, D.F.
2015
EXPO Chicago: Kate Bonner and Josh Reames, with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
NOT A PHOTO, The Hole, New York, NY
Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A., curated by René-Julien Praz, Piasa, Paris, France
Expo Chicago, with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Chicago, IL
Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015, with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Subject to Change, Tmoro Projects, Santa Clara, CA
Second Sight: New Representations in Photography, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Art Contemporary Los Angeles with Et al., Santa Monica, CA
Mending Wall (featuring: Kate Bonner, Sarah Conaway, Pearl C. Hsiung, Kim Fisher, Shana
Lutker, Florian Morlat, Jon Pestoni, Mungo Thomson, Mary Weatherford and then Roger Herman, curated by Alexis Rose, The Pit, Glendale, CA
2014
UNTITLED. 2014, Miami Beach, with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Possible Event, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA The Path of a Free Object, Et al Projects, San Francisco, CA Paris Photo Los Angeles 2014, with Luis De Jesus Los Angeles 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, 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 at The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, CA
NADA New York (New Art Dealers Association), presenting with Et al., New York, NY

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