Friday, October 28, 2011

November/December- Bonnie Kaye Whitfield

Time To Work by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield
November 4th - December 11th
Artspace Liberti
2424 E. York St.
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Contact: Rob Matthews -

Artspace Liberti is pleased to announce its November/December exhibition: Time To Work- a works on paper and printmaking installation by Bonnie Kaye Whitfield. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 4th from 6:30-9:30PM.

Whitfield’s current work revolves around that of work, organization and how these are woven into everyday life, in both seen and unseen ways. The methods incorporated in this body of work involve the accumulation of materials from her life as well as those of others along with printmaking and drawing. Time To Work focuses on three ever-growing pieces. In their own individual ways, these works touch on our need for work, organization, accounting for how our time is spent and how we calculate the value of our lives as a result. The work uses “seemingly insignificant objects …to illustrate how the everyday influences behavior.”

To-Do is composed of a massive amount of to-do lists collected by Whitfield both of her own creation and that of people that have donated them as well. Visitors to the exhibition will be encouraged to add their own lists to the collection.

In & Out is a collection of three handmade, printed books documenting the beginnings and endings of multiple work periods. Rather than being presented in a traditional, bound book format, the books of In & Out become tangled with one another weave their way across the wall.

Cover Letters is a growing collection of collected cover letters that have been printed, drawn and collaged on top of. Similar to To-Do this is a growing collection and visitors are encouraged to add to the piece.

Bonnie Kaye Whitfield is Philadelphia-based printmaker, designer, & conceptual artist. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland to Americans living abroad, she grew up in suburban Georgia. She holds a BFA from The University of Georgia in Art Education and an MFA in Printmaking from Pratt Institute. She has shown work throughout the United States, including the Art Students League and Flux Factory in NYC, the Hunterdon Museum of Art in Clinton, NJ, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Sacramento, CA. In 2009, she started a screen-print & home textile design studio, Kaye Rachelle Designs.


While the gallery does not maintain regular viewing hours, visits can be scheduled by appointment. Please e-mail us at to arrange a visit. Viewing is also possible during Sunday church services between 10:00AM-2:00PM.
attached image: detail from In & Out, dimensions variable.
Artspace Liberti is a multi-discipline arts venue organized and maintained by liberti church east.