BONITA BUB
  • » 15/05/2019:  Agatha Gothe-Snape and Bonita Bub are exhibiting works in the group exhibition In-Formalism at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. “In-Formalism witnesses the evolution of abstract non-objective art in Australia from 1968. The exhibition surveys the key generations of artists who have contributed to the ongoing language of abstract art. The exhibition presents these works alongside a wide range of artefacts in design, textiles, advertising, architecture, urban design, film and performance.” Exhibition dates: 18/05/19 – 30/06/19.
  • » 18/11/2018:  Bonita Bub is exhibiting in a group exhibition in Vienna at Ve. Sch Kunstverein. Artists include: Bonita Bub & Marilyn Schneider, Olivia Coeln, Helmut Heiss, Julia Znoj. Eröffnung: Sa. 17. Nov 2018 13-22h. Ausstellung: 18.11. – 08.12.2018. Öffnungszeiten: Sa., 15-18h
  • » 07/09/2018:  The Commercial looks forward to presenting an exhibition of major new cast concrete and stainless steel sculptures by Bonita Bub and monumental collages by Lillian O'Neil at Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, 13/09/18 - 16/09/18. Booth E19. The gallery will be open by appointment only for the duration of the fair. Request preview of works being exhibited at the fair.
  • » 03/08/2018:  Congratulations to Bonita Bub for being shortlisted for the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Her work, Box Study for Industry II, will be included in the exhibition at Woollahra Council 20/10/18 - 11/11/18. This year's judges are Australian arts administrator, Michael Lynch AO CBE and Director of independent art advisory LoveArt, Amanda Love.
  • » 10/01/2018:  Anna Kristensen, Bonita Bub and Mitch Cairns are included in a group show, Unreal City, curated by Sarah Rees at Firstdraft, Sydney.  “Unreal City is an exhibition of painting and sculpture by Australian contemporary artists. The exhibition traces art and architecture back and forth through historical and social associations. Artisanal traditions are conflated with contemporary modes of practice to create a new vernacular. Classical iconography is juxtaposed with mass-produced, industrial materials. Lyrical imagery and whimsical forms morph into utilitarian objects and vice-versa. The title of the exhibition (after Mario Merz) describes the absurdity of these confounding elements.  Unreal City references traditions of Minimalism and Arte Povera in its examination of objects, structures and spacial relationships. In the context of the virtual contemporary, it is an elegy to the material world.” Opening Wednesday 10/01/18, 6 - 8 pm. Exhibition dates: 10/01/18 – 28/01/18
  • » 25/09/2017:  Bonita Bub is exhibiting in a group show, Holiday curated by Conor O'Shea, at the first Sydney iteration of The Lock Up International. The Lock Up International is a transient project space in storage units worldwide initiated by Mexico City-based Lewis Teague Wright. Holiday Artists include: Hany Armanious, Bonita Bub, Joshua Petherick, Koji Ryui, Anna Solal, Eric Veit. The Lockup International, Kennards Storage, Moore Park, 813/851 S Dowling St, Moore Park. By appointment only. Exhibition dates: 25/9/2017 - 15/10/2017.
  • » 13/08/2017:  The Commercial is pleased to announce the first in an ongoing series of outdoor sculpture projects in the rear sculpture court at the gallery. The inaugural commission is a major new work by Bonita Bub and is the first time that Bub has made sculpture specifically for outdoors. Its launch will coincide with Sydney Contemporary art fair in early September.
  • » 17/07/2017:  The Commercial is looking forward to exhibiting at Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks, 7-10 September, 2017. We are presenting our largest art fair stand to date with all new works by Bonita Bub, bonMitch Cairns, Diena Georgetti, Patrick Hartigan, Anna Kristensen and Oscar Perry. Please contact the gallery to receive a preview of works in the lead up to the fair.  Stand E06
  • » 12/07/2017:  It is a great pleasure to announce that The Commercial is now representing Bonita Bub. Bub (b. 1982, lives Sydney) is a sculptor who produces elevated replicas of industrial equipment and furniture in materials and with processes upgraded and more highly-refined than their expressly functional, mass-produced prototypes. Her selection of and improvements to found design (stainless steel over mild steel, perfected welds etc.) are part of a subtle conversation between form, function and aesthetics in which she draws almost solely on her own technical skill and labour. Superficially, Bub’s work is ego-less and academic but it becomes quickly apparent that it is motivated by sophisticated and idiosyncratic formalist concerns and an acute sense of beauty. Her close attention to colour (powder coatings, sometimes predetermined by colour standards) and the occasional appearance of canvas or canvas-like materials reveals her practice as invested in the field of painting within sculptural dimensions. Bub was awarded a Master of Fine Arts (Painting) at Sydney College of the Arts in 2012. Work towards her Masters degree included twelve months (2011) in Vienna in the Heimo Zobernig Class at the Akademie der bildenden Künste. Recent solo exhibitions include Minerva, Sydney and Knulp, Sydney (both 2017). She has presented regular solo exhibitions and participated in group exhibitions in artist-run-initiatives and university galleries for over a decade (especially in Sydney but also Vienna and Glasgow). In 2013, she exhibited at The Commercial as part of the group exhibition, JANIS II, co-curated by Kelly Doley and Amanda Rowell. Bub is currently working on a new outdoor work to be presented in the sculpture court at The Commercial in September 2017, concurrent with Sydney Contemporary art fair.