Liv Bonli -- debris

February 15, 2012 to March 3, 2012

Exhibition Statement

debris features a selection of works that have emerged from an ongoing interest in the interplay between architectural wreckage and architectural construction. The imagery of remnant building materials (2x4s, wood scrap, rope, plastic tarp) is used to explore both the generative capacity of building and the looming potential of sudden collapse or undoing. The tensions foregrounded -- between the explosive/dynamic and the provisionally assembled/bound together; between gesture and ordered structure; between density and void -- thematically intersect with a sustained investigation into the process and vocabulary of drawing.

Artist Biography

Liv Bonli grew up in rural Saskatchewan and is currently based out of Toronto. She received her MFA from the University of Western Ontario, and BFA from the University of Saskatchewan. She maintains a practice of drawing and installation, and is interested in the function/potential of play, memory, and anxiety within architectural forms and construction.

Exhibition Images
Line Gallery

Interview with Liv Bonli