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Fifth Floor is excited to host Tibbie Dunbar's first solo show at the gallery\, Line of Her Own. The s
how presents Dunbar's pencil drawings with embroidered details alongside tw
o large wall installation drawings. The drawings portray vignettes of femal
e childhood and the red embroidered thread brings a nefarious quality to ce
rtain elements. There is an earnestness to the naive drawing style and the
assurance of each line lies in contrast to the innate vulnerability of the
subject. The resulting composition alludes to a mysterious hidden narrative
yet speaks with the clarity of a designer. The wall installations take thi
s narrative and the three dimensionality of the red thread and increases th
e scale to life-sized proportions. These installations are made from acetat
e lines which hover above the surface of the wall.
Dunbar is an L.A. based artist and is also the Director of the Architecture and Design M useum of Los Angeles. She received her BA from Skidmore College in 1985 and her MFA from the State University of New York in 1991.