Wednesday, February 29
6PM TYLER AUDITORIUM, B04
The paintings of Robert Bordo hover at the edge of abstraction and representation. His paintings could be called landscapes, but only if considered beyond the conventional definition of the word. The combination of silent spaces and named places further narratives – depicting a kind of edge-land, both literal and metaphorical, where there is an unsettling slippage between the external and the internal, illusion and actuality. Bordo lives and works in New York, He is represented by Alexander and Bonin in New York, where he has been the subject of 4 solo shows since 1999. Bordo has collaborated with the choreographer Mark Morris in designing sets and costumes, most notably: “Dido and Aeneas” (performed in 1989 in Brussels and in 1998 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.) Bordo has also exhibited with Rene Blouin, Montreal, Mummery and Schnelle, London and the Rubicon Gallery in Dublin in 2007 for which an accompanying catalogue with an essay by Aidan Dunne was published. He has been a recipient of prestigious awards and fellowships including the Solomon R. Guggenheim, Tesuque, Canada Council, MacDowell Colony and the Ballinglen Foundation. An illustrated conversation between Robert Bordo and Steve di Benedetto was published in the London based painting journal: Turps Banana in 2010. Bordo is on the full-time faculty of the Cooper Union School of Art where he leads the painting program. He has also taught at Bard MFA as a visiting artist during †he summer of 2011. His next one-person show will take place at Alexander and Bonin in 2012.