Solo Exhibition, Saranac Art projects, Spokane WA 2012

Head to Toe  Gallery Statement

Head to Toe is an installation of objects, drawings & an opening night performance that ended in a temporary site specific drawing.   This series is a rare opportunity for the viewer to see a deeply personal narrative by the artist Bernadette Vielbig.

Vielbig has often used the human body as medium & vehicle for her works, her own & that of models.  In Head to Toe the artist will expose her own vulnerability as an individual to the viewer through a performance that symbolizes the struggles of dealing with life after an accident.  Expect the unexpected, gawk, ponder, heckle if you must as she struggles with the concepts of limitations and change.

Bernadette Vielbig

 

Head to Toe: reminding my future self

that my former self still exists

 

an exhibition & performance@ Saranac Art Projects

 

On April 7th of this year my body changed forever.

I accept this.  I have to.

empty set for gallery performance

   
  
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    el huesa esta’ roto, reductive charcoal drawing 2012 quebrarse el perone’, charcoal pencils and conte’ 2012 la mosca pegar, water-soluble charcoal pencils, found objects 2012 la dama de pie, compressed charcoal and charcoal pencil 2012     Drawings done on morphine from observation.  private collections of  the artist, Leslie Swift, and Breean Beggs

el huesa esta’ roto, reductive charcoal drawing 2012
quebrarse el perone’, charcoal pencils and conte’ 2012
la mosca pegar, water-soluble charcoal pencils, found objects 2012
la dama de pie, compressed charcoal and charcoal pencil 2012

 

Drawings done on morphine from observation.  private collections of  the artist, Leslie Swift, and Breean Beggs

Triple Threat, found objects 2012.  Collection of Garric Simonsen

Triple Threat, found objects  2012

   
  
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      Power Play   , found objects 2012 private collection.

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1000 Meter Struggle – found objects, bone, 1000 meters red thread 2012

(available - inquire for information)

1000 Meter Struggle – found objects, bone, 1000 meters red thread 2012

   1000 Meter Struggle    – found objects, bone, 1000 meters red thread 2012

1000 Meter Struggle – found objects, bone, 1000 meters red thread 2012

Self Pity



I never saw a wild thing

sorry for itself.

A small bird will drop frozen

dead from a bough

without ever having felt

sorry for itself.



DH Lawrence