This exhibition presents drawings, photographs and works on paper that revolve around artist Barb Bondy's extensive investigation into the act of sleeping. As a fundamental necessity for survival, sleep reflects what it means to be human while as the suspension of consciousness the sleep state itself can share characteristics with art - mysterious, rejuvenating and unpredictable. Bondy uses a variety of methodologies to explore the relationship between art and sleep. Projects include an interdisciplinary piece created in collaboration with a geographic information specialist to create a topographical map of her bed and work made during an intensive residency in which she spent 30 days and nights sleeping and working in a public art gallery. Barb Bondy is an Associate Professor of Art at Auburn University. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States and Canada and she was recently the recipient of a fellowship grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Right: Grid, 2012, 8 x 10 inches, inkjet print