On July 23, 2022, from 11am-12pm, Craft in America will host an art talk in conjunction with its current exhibition “Tibbie Dunbar: Assemble.” For over three years, multimedia artist Tibbie Dunbar collected plastic debris from the streets of Los Angeles, composing and assembling them into small sculptures.

Tibbie Dunbar, Assemblage Untitled (wood, yellow, blue, shell), 2018. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

The medium of plastic trash can be interpreted as political, but Dunbar’s work is not meant to be political. She finds there is a beauty in detritus. The shapes, colors, and material qualities of these plastic pieces compel her to assemble them; to transform them, resulting in forms that hope to transcend their combined elements. These plastic shards, in most cases, have undergone a metamorphosis during their gutter life; run over by cars or transmogrified by other trauma. Collecting them and giving them new form, Dunbar positions them back in the world with fresh meaning.

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On view: June 25, 2 0022 – September 10, 2022

What: Art Talk, Tibbie Dunbar
Where: Craft in America Center, 8415 W. Third St., LA, 90048
When: Saturday, July 23, 11:00am– 12:00pm

Phone: (323) 951-0610
Website: https://www.craftinamerica.org