Opening Reception: Saturday July 13th, 12-10pm.
Artist Talk: Saturday, July 13th at 4pm.
Showing Through: Friday, August 2nd, 2019
pt.2 Gallery is happy to present “How You Carry Yourself” a solo exhibition by Molly Bounds opening Saturday, July 13th in Downtown Oakland. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings by the LA based artist.
Picture a horse. What color is it? Draw a circle around yourself. What are you like at functions and parties? When you are completely alone, are you different? How tall is your ladder? Make a list of your wants and needs. How big is the Field? Is the grass green? What do you think of spending time with yourself? Feel your skin, this is your boundary. What is the surface like? Is it smooth? Transparent? Can you feel what is and is not you?
In her upcoming show, How You Carry Yourself, MollyBounds skeptically examines self-help rhetoric with as much reluctance as there is dire necessity. Through psychological portraiture and exaggerated gestures, her figures drag themselves begrudgingly through the process of a personalized 12 step program. Paths to recovering a sense of intuition, motivation and confidence are laid out in a progression of postures and sprawls. In varied states of growth and regression, subjects appear withdrawn or even catatonic as they are faced with the arduous task of getting to know themselves.
pt.2 gallery is located at 1523 b Webster St. and is just blocks away from both 12th & 19th St Bart Stations. Opening receptions at pt.2: are always free and open to the public. To receive a preview of the exhibition please contact email@example.com.