SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Gallery 16
welcomes back Rebeca Bollinger for her second solo exhibition with the gallery. The Burrow includes a wide range of sculptural works and wall pieces made from framed cork boards, cast and poured aluminum, ceramic and glass. The series of pictures and objects are part of a continuous inventory or props restaged to create new meaning in visual narratives. The exhibition is on view through March 29, 2019.
The title of Bollingers exhibition derives from Kafka's short story, The Burrow, and reflects the artist's interest in observation and experiences which re-contextualize fragments of everyday reality. Working within a generative practice, the work also stems from the artist's experience witnessing a loved one's cognitive decline.
The Burrow is part of Catalog of Stains, Bollinger's ongoing writing and visual art project which is a container and space of inquiry the artist works within, creating abstract and representational objects which are assembled together to reveal patterns, rhythms, and repetitions. "Stains are incidents, markers of time, material, immaterial, psychic or psychological. When these stains are in disarray, objects and environments take on new meanings and can underscore the vulnerability of perception." Working with the materiality of poured aluminum, Bollinger gives form to her own stains and seepages while shaping the place where the material and immaterial, visible and invisible, psychic and physical impressions collide.
Bollinger has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured in exhibitions such as Art in the Anchorage, New York; the California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art; SECA Electronic Media Award exhibition, SFMOMA and Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Feigen Contemporary, New York; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; and Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, and has participated in group exhibitions at Ballroom Marfa, Asian Art Museum, San Jose Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, Museum Fridericianum, Hunter College, Krannert Art Museum, SFMOMA, and Pacific Film Archive, among others. Bollinger is a recipient of a SECA Award from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the James D. Phelan Award in Video, and a Eureka Fellowship from the Fleishhacker Foundation.