November 22, 2014 — January 3, 2015
Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Rosalyn Bodycomb: Refuge. In 2013, Bodycomb was awarded the Joan Mitchell Center Artist In Residence Program in New Orleans, Louisiana and has put together an exhibition of paintings, installation and monoprints that documents the current day Crescent City.
Rosalyn Bodycomb’s second solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery, Refuge, features oil paintings and prints of post-Katrina New Orleans. Her imagery reflects the core values she poses as critical to our survival as a species. Anchored by the mixed media project The Trauma of the Incident, the installation develops a theme of duality in the layered history of a culture beleaguered by intractable racism and the indomitable spirit of those seeking social justice. Photographic transfers, encaustic, and oil paintings on wood panels intermingled with thrift store items threaded together by string create a web connecting objects to their location on a map of the Crescent City. Portraits of people in the Tremé and houses in the Lower Ninth Ward celebrate humanity's quest to make a wholesome place for itself in the world.
Rosalyn Bodycomb is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award (2005), a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2007), and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2009.) She was born in Honolulu,Hawaii, spent her childhood in Southern California. She earned an M.F.A. from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas and has exhibited nationally including; the L9 Center for the Arts, New Orleans, LA (2013); The Durst Organization, New York, NY (2012); Chashama Foundation, Brooklyn Army Terminal, NY (2011); Saloman Arts Gallery, New York, NY (2011) and Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY (2010). Bodycomb lives and works in New York, NY.