Press Release - "How You Carry Yourself" by Molly Bounds


How You Carry Yourself
Molly Bounds

Opening Reception: Saturday July 13th, 12-10pm.
Artist Talk:  Saturday, July 13th at 4pm.
Showing Through: Friday, August 2nd, 2019

1523 b Webster St. Oakland, CA 94612

pt.2 Gallery is happy to present “How You Carry Yourself” a solo exhibition by Molly Bounds opening Saturday, July 13th in Downtown Oakland. The exhibition will feature a new series of paintings by the LA based artist. pt.2 gallery is located at 1523 b Webster St. and is just blocks away from both 12th & 19th St Bart Stations. Opening receptions at pt.2: are always free and open to the public. To receive a preview of the exhibition please contact


Picture a horse. What color is it? Draw a circle around yourself. What are you like at functions and parties? When you are completely alone, are you different? How tall is your ladder? Make a list of your wants and needs. How big is the Field? Is the grass green? What do you think of spending time with yourself? Feel your skin, this is your boundary. What is the surface like? Is it smooth? Transparent? Can you feel what is and is not you?

In her upcoming show, How You Carry Yourself, MollyBounds skeptically examines self-help rhetoric with as much reluctance as there is dire necessity. Through psychological portraiture and exaggerated gestures, her figures drag themselves begrudgingly through the process of a personalized 12 step program. Paths to recovering a sense of intuition, motivation and confidence are laid out in a progression of postures and sprawls. In varied states of growth and regression, subjects appear withdrawn or even catatonic as they are faced with the arduous task of getting to know themselves.

 BIO - (b 1990) An artist from Denver currently living in Los Angeles, Molly Bounds highlights the complexity of inner dialogue surrounding notions of possibility and limitation. Highly influenced by narrative and sequential art, Bounds correlates the training of doubt with the scope of one’s own capabilities. Within visions of suspended motion and contemplative pause, stills from a subdued life reveal internal conflict, urgency, complacency, and fleeting opportunity. Providing a glimpse into a multi-layered narrative, we are reminded the common ground of experience that is often shared between us; longing, regret, and far less realized, the agency to determine our future.