The mirror, 2016

oil on canvas

183 x 140 cm

Press Release

Galeria Nara Roesler | New York is pleased to present The Mirror, Bruno Dunley's U.S, solo debut. The exhibition includes a selection of works developed during the artist's 2016 residency, Further on Air, in East Hampton. The works engage with the history of painting, as well as the rich art historical legacy of the East End, where the region's specific light and landscape became an inspiration for Pollock, Kline and de Kooning in the 1940s and 50s. A new monographic publication on the past decade of Dunley's production will launch on the occasion of the exhibition.

Dunley's work questions the specificity of painting, particularly in relation to representation and materiality. His canvases depart from carefully constructed compositions, gradually undergoing corrections and alterations which, at times, reveal the gaps in the apparent continuity of perception. 

One of the nominees for the 2012 edition of the Pipa Prize, Dunley (b. 1984) has featured in several solo exhibitions including: Ruído (Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo 2016); Bruno Dunley (11 Bis, Paris, France, 2012); as well as group shows including: A luz que vela o corpo é a mesma que revela a tela (CAIXA Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, 2017); 9999 (The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, New York 2017) and A Bela e a Fera (Galeria Central, São Paulo, 2017). Alongside Marina Rheingantz and Lucas Arruda, Dunley's works are part of important institutional collections in Brazil, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo, Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, and the Instituto Figueiredo Ferraz.

Exhibition Views

Bruno Dunley | The Mirror | Galeria Nara Roesler | New York -- vista da exposição -- foto Will Wang © courtesy of the artist and Galeria Nara Roesler