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She Didn't Want To But He Had Already Taken Her Hand
2009
9 x 12 inches
graphite, embroidered thread on paper
She Didn't Want To But He Had Already Taken Her Hand<br>
2009<br>
9 x 12 inches<br>
graphite, embroidered thread on paper<br>
We Are All Dying But Try And Be Good
2009
9 x 12 inches
graphite, embroidered thread on paper
We Are All Dying But Try And Be Good<br>
2009<br>
9 x 12 inches<br>
graphite, embroidered thread on paper
You Are Beside Yourself But I Have To Go
2009
9 x 12 inches
graphite, embroidered thread on paper
You Are Beside Yourself But I Have To Go<br>
2009<br>
9 x 12 inches<br>
graphite, embroidered thread on paper
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Line of Her Own

Tibbie Dunbar
June 18 - August 14, 2011
Reception: June 18, 6-9pm

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Fifth Floor is excited to host Tibbie Dunbar's first solo show at the gallery, Line of Her Own. The show presents Dunbar's pencil drawings with embroidered details alongside two large wall installation drawings. The drawings portray vignettes of female childhood and the red embroidered thread brings a nefarious quality to certain elements. There is an earnestness to the naive drawing style yet the assurance of each line lies in contrast to the innate vulnerability of the subject. The resulting composition alludes to a mysterious hidden narrative yet speaks with the clarity of a designer. The wall installations take this narrative and the three dimensionality of the red thread and increases the scale to life-sized proportions. These installations are made from acetate lines which hover directly above the surface of the wall bringing an ephemeral quality to the pieces.

Dunbar is an L.A. based artist and is also the Director of the Architecture and Design Museum of Los Angeles. She received her BA from Skidmore College in 1985 and her MFA from the State University of New York in 1991.

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