My Daddy warned me never to talk to strangers

in the NYU MFA 2016 Thesis Exhibition - Part II
80WSE Gallery

Opening Wednesday, April 27th 5-8pm

80 Washington Square East, NYC
April 28th - May 18th

Sloane Solley, Bonnie Lane, Jonathan Clark, Michael Stamm, Sala Moore



Still from ...but why you gotta be so fast?, 2016, HD video



Floating in an infinite digital landscape we hide behind the veil of written text and instantaneity, pressing the send button and seemingly absolving ourselves of any further consequence, holding

no accountability for the impact these actions assume in the physical world.
The other is erased from your autobiography with the instant ‘block’ function, and the fictional characters of your mind are sent back into outer space and completely ‘deleted’ from existence.
Weaving in and out of individual imagination, strangers collide and disperse in a fractured society. Miscommunication runs rampant, numbers are deleted and names are forgotten. Lovers are ephemeral and become disposable foggy memories made up of a thousand blurry pixels.
It is a fantasy world and you are returned to the Disneyland of childhood, having been handed the opportunity to ‘choose your own adventure’ by chopping and changing the storyline depending on your flip-flopping conflicted states.

We begin as strangers. We end as strangers.















Born in Melbourne, 1986. Lives and works in New York City.

Australian-born, New York based interdisciplinary artist Bonnie Lane has received grants, awards and scholarships from the Rudin Foundation,

American-Australian Association, Australia Council for the Arts, National Association for the Visual Arts (Aus), City of Melbourne,

and NYU Department of Art and Professions.
She has held solo exhibitions in New York at 80WSE Gallery and AC Institute, and in Melbourne at Anna Pappas Gallery, BUS Projects,

Seventh Gallery and Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts.

She has participated in artist-in-residence programs in Norway, Portugal, South Korea and the USA, including the Seoul Museum of Art and the Vermont Studio Center.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and a first-class Honours Degree from Monash University.

Bonnie Lane is a 2016 MFA candidate at New York University.



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