SOLO

exhibition

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Sobotka-Briner

Abigail

UNITED STATES

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“I enjoy using form and figure to juxtapose rigid geometries with the soft curve of the human shape.”

Abyz.Mal (she/her/hers) Aby is a spatial designer and multi-media artist working in Los Angeles, California.


"a woman:
expected to bend, to fold,
compact
too big: reduce, retract, reform, refine
it is like boxing up the wind
or trying to dim the sun"

She uses her work to explore the expression and oppression of women and queer people.

can you hear me?

Mixed Media

$300

"i love you but -
if you don't behave the way I want you to
you will suffer;
manipulation is
fear, loneliness, desperation, hopelessness, despair.
this is not a reflection of your worth."

She also likes to engage with the process of making as a means of healing.

Her paintings evoke thoughts of possession, belonging, intention, and compassion.

Aby enjoys using form and figure to juxtapose rigid geometries with the soft curve of the human shape.

I strive to evoke thoughts of possession, belonging, intention, and compassion with my paintings.

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I strive to evoke thoughts of possession, belonging, intention, and compassion with my paintings.

"where were you the night they projected my naked body onto the city?
blue and green;
yellow and orange
complimentary
consider the light house shining over the stormy sea;
the beam serves as a guide but the ship must be responsible for its destiny."

Aby has worked as a builder, researcher, writer, archivist, curatorial and editorial assistant for various projects and exhibitions in various parts of the world.

"i am in awe
the dip of her waist
her gentle touch
the whisper of her hair
and oasis of her soft skin
to hold her beautiful body is to cradle a precious treasure
who am i?
what beauty i was missing -
she is divine."

She believes in the power of collaboration and community.

Prize Ribbon (1)

Prize Ribbon (1)

Describe your image

"the soft curve of a woman's neck
a human's touch
please feel me
lets share our bodies;
you are welcome"

Abigail is currently pursuing an Executive Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Southern California.

"relax your brow;
it is worthless.
was your body made to please the eye?
or to support your essence
in being empathetic, compassionate, fair, curious, loving, HUMAN?
what is my body made for?
what should i be doing with it?"

She holds a BA degree from the University of Pittsburgh in architecture studies and studio arts.

"do you remember when this was your favorite thing
and what you wanted was what you have now
but maybe
this is even better?
thank you"

You can see more of her work at www.abybriner.com or on Instagram @abyz.mal.

"i looked at myself in the mirror
bent at the hip. wet hair dripping
belly spilling over in three folds,
breasts dangling lazily
thighs soft and buttocks dimpled

i looked at myself in the mirror
looking back: a marble statue of Venus
splendid, sweet, strong
a gentle curve to her ample waist"

Aby has worked in Los Angeles, Black Rock City, New Delhi, Jodhpur, Odisha, Mumbai, New York, and Pittsburgh.


"filled up
with unrecognizable matter
petrified, glassy stare
far away
but still there
cold, stiff
lonely when the lights go off
surrounded by echoes of your receding steps
living without you
is an odd form of taxidermy"

Aby is excited to share these ten works; alongside each is an original written piece, taken from recent personal journal entries.