May 17 — June 21, 2014
My Aviary is Bodycomb’s attempt to free a painting from the confines of its canvas. Well known as a realist painter, Bodycomb will recreate in the Conduit Gallery Project Room the installation that involves painting, kinetic sculpture, light and sound. It has previously been exhibited at the Animamus Art Salon, New York, NY. The 30-foot-long multimedia installation project is made up of mobiles, sound, and 51 mixed-media panels. Birds flutter and circle within a brightly lit room — free to fly, yet somehow confined.
A Brooklyn painter with deep ties to Texas, Bodycomb has had recent solo exhibitions in New York City, including with the Durst Organization and the Nohra Haime Gallery. Born in Hawaii in 1958 and launching her painting career in Texas, Bodycomb is part of the Dallas Museum of Art’s permanent collection and was included in the 2005 Texas Biennial in Austin. She has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and Pollack-Krasner Grant, and has been awarded numerous artist residencies, including the 2013 Pilot Program at The Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans.