Tibbie Dunbar: Assemble
For almost four years, multimedia artist Tibbie Dunbar collected plastic debris from the streets of Los Angeles, composing, and assembling them into small sculptures.
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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Tibbie Dunbar is Los Angeles-based multidisciplinary artist with a background in architecture and design. Dunbar received her MFA in Metal and Jewelry arts from State University of New York New Paltz. Her work is included in private collections and has been shown in group and solo exhibitions across the country, including: Fifth Floor Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, Andi Compogni Projects in Pomona, CA, and bulthaup in Los Angeles, CA. For eleven years, she served as the Executive Director of A+D Museum and sits on the board of Architecture for Communities Los Angeles.