Kate Bonner has used a number of descriptions, or poetic analogies, to describe her work and point toward an understanding of her vision, including statements such as:
Time is slipping. A moment ago this image stood alone. Now it catches against that other one. It flips upside down. The pixels snag, are turned into paint.
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 …
The images drift into corners. They are tracked in from outside, they lean against the wall. With a passive interest, the camera observes from the hall, from around the way.
Rather than a raison d’être these statements function like traces of something seen and experienced, much the same way that her work captures the shifting, slippery path between a thought and it’s object–the fleeting metaphysical transformation of ideas into form. Bonner’s work mines this ever-expanding space that digital processes have given her access to. Less limited by material parameters, “with digital tools, one photograph is painted into the fabric of another. Two moments appear as parallel visions, torn and spliced together.”
Kate Bonner’s exciting new photo-based works are anchored in digital processes in dialog with drawing, painting, sculpture and collage. Part photo, part object, the work is generated through a process of making and breaking apart. She folds or cuts found photographs into pieces and then scans them, producing a new image to manipulate with photo-editing software and analog tools.
KATE BONNER: THE OTHER SIDE IS THIS SIDE
Exhibition Dates: April 23 – May 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 23rd, 6 – 8 PM
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
2685 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034