Gallery Exhibition
Life Bearings: Carly Butler, Hyang Cho, Elsa Mora, Vessna Perunovich and Anila Rubiku
Curated by Magda Gonzalez-Mora
September 9 — October 8, 2016 (Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8pm




Life Bearings
For different reasons, shifting their place of origin will set the destiny of five female artists: Vessna Perunovich, Anila Rubiku, Elsa Mora, Hyang Cho and Carly Butler (respectively born in Serbia, Albania, Cuba, Korea and Canada). 
The physical distance between their places of birth is not an obstacle when exploring certain instants in time that question the limits between the absent and the present, between weakness and strength.
The exhibition examines existential and autobiographical elements: these elements attract us not only because of their emotional power in perceiving reality but also because of their acceptance - and modification - of it. The drawings, unique impressions, objects, sculptures and videos weave ambivalent stories that loop in private or collective scenarios. Shrewdly, each of these five artists conceives a non-conventional conceptual narrative that revisits the past, scavenges the present and alerts us to the future of human conduct.   
By Magda Gonzalez-Mora, 2016
Excerpt from Exhibition Essay


Elsa Mora
digital print and scratched imprints on canvas
60 x 40 in.



Vessna Perunovich

Moments of Consequence, 2010-ongoing, 16 x 12 inches each, watercolour paper, ink

Moments of Consequence (detail)

Moments of Consequence (detail)


Two Sides of the Story (detail), 2014, 8.75 x 11.5 inches (open), notebook, ink


Finding Love, 2012, video: 3:05 min.; loop, sound , edition of 5 (1 AP)



Elsa Mora

Weightless #1-5, 2016, 20 x 20 inches framed each, mixed media (photos, cotton thread, paper)

Weightless #5 (detail)

Weightless #1 (detail)

Core #1 and Core #2, 2016, 60 x 40 inches each, digital print, string, canvas



Hyang Cho

Hourglass, 2013, 6.6 x 3.5 inches, glass

Journal, 2016, 10 x 15 inches (open), notebook, pencil

Sphered, 2016, 6.5 x 6.5 inches
found glass jars



Anila Rubiku

250 grams of love; 8,82 ounces of love
series: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Lover, 2016
39.5 x 10.25 x 6.75 inches, plastic, paint

Consequences of Love #1 -11, 2016, 26 x 18.5 inches unframed, 11 silkscreen, Arches paper, edition of 3 (silver)

Consequences of Love (detail)

Consequences of Love (detail)

Carly Butler

The merest of clues and intuition must be mustered, 2016, 36 x 48 inches, drywall compound, gesso, ink and graphite on canvas

General Considerations on Anchoring I, 2016, 30 x 60 inches, drywall compound, gesso, ink and graphite on canvas

Certain mistakes are of frequent occurrence, 2016, 48 x 22 inches, resin, edition of 3

Certain mistakes are of frequent occurrence (detail)


Certain mistakes are of frequent occurrence (detail)

Calms are usually only of a temporary nature (left, diptych -detail), 2015, 15 x 22 inches unframed each, blind letterpress, archival Magnani Revere paper, edition of 3 (2 APs)

Reviewing Stress and Tension (detail), 2016, dimensions variable, resin, string