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Line of Her Own

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Untitled, 2011 Graphite Embroidered Thread on Paper 9 X 12 Inches
Line of Her Own

502 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012
June 18th, 2011 - July 31st, 2011
Opening: June 18th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.fifthfloorgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chinatown
EMAIL:  
info@fifthfloorgallery.com
PHONE:  
213.687.8443
OPEN HOURS:  
Thursday-Sunday 12-6 or by appointment
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation, surrealism, figurative, modern

DESCRIPTION

Fifth Floor is excited to host Tibbie Dunbar's first solo show at the gallery, Line of Her Own. The show presents Dunbar's pencil drawings with embroidered details alongside two large wall installation drawings. The drawings portray vignettes of female childhood and the red embroidered thread brings a nefarious quality to certain 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 this narrative and the three dimensionality of the red thread and increases the scale to life-sized proportions. These installations are made from acetate 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 Museum of Los Angeles. She received her BA from Skidmore College in 1985 and her MFA from the State University of New York in 1991.