I dig an experimental burrow, naturally at a good distance from the real entrance, a burrow just as long as myself, and seal it also with a covering of moss. I creep into my hole, close it after me, wait patiently, keep vigil for long or short spells, and at various hours of the day, then fling off the moss, issue from my hole, and summarize my observations. — Franz Kafka, The Burrow
The title of Bollinger’s exhibition derives from Kafka’s short story, The Burrow, and reflects the artist’s interest in observation and experiences which re-contextualize fragments of everyday reality. Working within a generative practice, the work also stems from the artist’s experience witnessing a loved one’s cognitive decline.
The Burrow is part of Catalog of Stains, Bollinger’s ongoing writing and visual art project which is a container and space of inquiry the artist works within, creating abstract and representational objects which are assembled together to reveal patterns, rhythms, and repetitions. “Stains are incidents, markers of time, material, immaterial, psychic or psychological. When these stains are in disarray, objects and environments take on new meanings and can underscore the vulnerability of perception.” Working with the materiality of poured aluminum, Bollinger gives form to her own stains and seepages while shaping the place where the material and immaterial, visible and invisible, psychic and physical impressions collide.
REBECA BOLLINGER: THE BURROW
Exhibition Dates: February 01 – March 29, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1st from 6 to 9PM.
501 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94107