Based in Los Angeles, Ginny Bishton has been creating a personal, idiosyncratic body of work that has included meticulous, labor-intensive photo-collages, minimalist grid-based drawings, and vibrantly hued collages of hand-made soups shot from above. Bishton’s drawings and photographic works are often based on her daily life and routines, and explore, as Bishton states, “the perceived value of quotidian activities and minutia.” Bishton’s work links her personal activities and studies with formal explorations into conceptualism, minimalism, photography, and drawing. For Project Series 41, she will present two bodies of work, including new large photo-collages of improbably, and sensuously, colored vegetable soups and more austere pen and ink drawings characterized by the accumulation of tens of thousands of marks in which the distinct visibility of each mark foregrounds her labor.
The Project Series is the Museum’s program of focused exhibitions of work by Southern California artists. Its purpose is to bring to the Pomona College community art that is experimental and that introduces new forms, techniques, and concepts. Organized by Rebecca McGrew, this series is supported in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance. A catalogue
accompanies each exhibition.