Dust Blow is part of an ongoing project in which the artist seeks out anonymously made photographs at flea markets of melancholic or sublime scenes. Lebrija then writes the date and place of the flea market on the reverse of the original and restores and reprints a large format version of the image. He gives the original in an envelope to the buyer of the piece in order to savour the intimacy of its existence and displays the reprinted version shown here. Titling the work also lends a new dimension to the content and reading of the image.
Gonzalo Lebrija was born in Mexico City in 1972 and obtained a BFA in Science of Communication at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO) in 1998. He lives and works in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Recent solo exhibitions include Lights On, I-20 Gallery, New York, USA, 2003; Gonzalo Lebrija, Pynercontreras Gallery, London, UK, 2005; The Damage is Done, I-20 Gallery, New York, 2007 and Gonzalo Lebrija, Laurent Godin, Paris, France, 2008. Group exhibitions include Clusterfuck, Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2003; So Far So Close, The Americas Society, New York, USA, 2004; Eco, Mexico, Museo de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, 2005; El Desollado, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China, 2006; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 2007 and The Future is but the Obsolete in Reverse, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany, 2008.