The Visitation Project - please see info below
The Visitation Project
As an artist working in 3D mixed media, environment and location are especially integral elements in how the work is perceived. The work can seem to take on various personas, emotions and inferences depending not only on its surrounds but on the viewer's history, mood and experiences, as well.
This last year, with three solo exhibitions cancelled due to the Pandemic, resulted in the inability to have the work realized in gallery settings which taught me, to an even greater degree, the value of physically installing the work and its relationship to a space and its viewers. It is with these restrictions and restraints that The Visitation Project has been realized. Visiting my son and his girlfriend, while in the midst of home renovations, I took a pic of their dining room with peeled wallpaper on the floor and photoshopped one of my works; “Looming”, into the space. The combined image heightens the contrasts of suburban life juxtaposed with this haunting, other worldly object; “Looming”.
It’s here that I imagined acquiring images of other spaces to photoshop my work into. Places my work could visit. Although it’s my on-going intention to exhibit the work in a variety of physical spaces, including galleries, in real time, The Visitation Project realize – via photoshop - my work in various settings through images sent to me by artists to be part of this project.
The documentation will become an online exhibition in addition to The Visitation Project portfolio here and prints may be incorporated into future physical exhibitions in various ways. The artists will be attributed in all social media and will receive a print of the final work I’ve created utilizing their image. I’m also looking at possibly publishing a physical book of the work.
Invited artists and those seeking to participate are asked to send a high res image(s) – as high as possible; no less than 1 MB up to 7MB – of an interesting, mundane, beautiful or ugly space – anywhere at all; a room, a studio, a restaurant, a field, an alley, a cave, a street, a bathroom, the sky, ocean, a park, a hallway etc. etc, that piques their interest.
Below are the send options and info I’ll need to accompany your image(s):
*One jpeg per email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*WeTransfer to email@example.com
*Dropbox to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Can Edit option
*Email me to let me know you will be sending images via Dropbox and I will give you access to my folder
Please complete and return the info / consent form and send to email@example.com: - Copy / Paste from the attached doc to the face of the email or fill out and return the attached doc. A typed signature is sufficient.
The Visitation Project consent form:
By submitting your image(s) to The Visitation Project you agree to allow Bonny Leibowitz to manipulate the image(s) for the purposes of this project. You agree to allow Leibowitz to post the work on social media, online and in-person exhibitions and print with an attribution to you for your contribution. The final manipulated image remains the property of Bonny Leibowitz and will include attributions to you when posted or printed by Leibowitz.
Please provide your social media links:
Leibowitz will be sending a print of the work she completes, incorporating your image. Please provide a physical address:
Please provide your email address: ________________________
This is a long-term project – thank you for your patience.
The online exhibition will roll out in phases.
Leibowitz may not be able to use all images provided.
Please provide a description of your image(s) Where, When and or Circumstance / Back story
Please sign the agreement: - type written is fine
Name and Date:
Please return the completed from to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for submitting your image(s)! Bonny