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The MAC presents Bonny Leibowitz: "I Make My Own Weather" opening reception

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Photo courtesy of Bonny Leibowitz

The MAC will present "I Make My Own Weather," an exhibition of work by Bonny Leibowitz and a video installation by Gabriela Morawetz.

Leibowitz’s work utilizes and expounds upon the landscape painting traditions of idealized histories, such as the Hudson River School, Romanticism and the Baroque. The installations act as deconstructed paintings, as though walking through fragments of represented landscapes. In these worlds, synthetic materials masquerade as natural, and the natural as synthetic; a tree root painted epoxy green, an Astro turf tarp in the shape of a pond, a peeling away of a blue sky.

Painted and photographic images hang, float, or drape on the floor. 3D objects; a cascading wave, a chunk of earth, jut from the wall. The material confusions in the work reveal the facade of the image; the conventional idea of humans as outside the natural world, and nature as pristine and untouched. Such ideologies are collapsed by the realities of the climate crisis.

These installations indulge the beauty of the depicted landscape, side by side with its own shattered mythology. If a painting is a complete world, this work both embodies that world and points to its falseness.

Morawetz's "Healing" shows the opposition and interconnectedness of the metaphysical and the real, is evident. From that perspective certain experiences and images will take the shape of the real yet we are exploring the mysteries. They interact in a circular way in constant metamorphosis and connect the sphere of unconsciousness with nature. That process is active in both ways. Seeking for equilibrium seems paradoxical yet it is a process of healing.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through June 17.

The MAC will present "I Make My Own Weather," an exhibition of work by Bonny Leibowitz and a video installation by Gabriela Morawetz.

Leibowitz’s work utilizes and expounds upon the landscape painting traditions of idealized histories, such as the Hudson River School, Romanticism and the Baroque. The installations act as deconstructed paintings, as though walking through fragments of represented landscapes. In these worlds, synthetic materials masquerade as natural, and the natural as synthetic; a tree root painted epoxy green, an Astro turf tarp in the shape of a pond, a peeling away of a blue sky.

Painted and photographic images hang, float, or drape on the floor. 3D objects; a cascading wave, a chunk of earth, jut from the wall. The material confusions in the work reveal the facade of the image; the conventional idea of humans as outside the natural world, and nature as pristine and untouched. Such ideologies are collapsed by the realities of the climate crisis.

These installations indulge the beauty of the depicted landscape, side by side with its own shattered mythology. If a painting is a complete world, this work both embodies that world and points to its falseness.

Morawetz's "Healing" shows the opposition and interconnectedness of the metaphysical and the real, is evident. From that perspective certain experiences and images will take the shape of the real yet we are exploring the mysteries. They interact in a circular way in constant metamorphosis and connect the sphere of unconsciousness with nature. That process is active in both ways. Seeking for equilibrium seems paradoxical yet it is a process of healing.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through June 17.

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The MAC
1503 S Ervay St, Dallas, TX 75215, USA
http://the-mac.org/i-make-my-own-weather/

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