Bonnie Gloris, Leonora Carrington, 2012. Mixed media on Masonite, 18 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
Authors & Artists is an ongoing series of portraits in which Bonnie Gloris mixes realistic portraiture with more ambiguous elements to delve into the personalities of her subjects, inviting viewers to form their own conclusions and decipher the works line by line. The portraits are small in scale and as intimate as family photographs, their kitschy frames interacting with their subjects’ elevated fame and stature.