• Bonco

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The paintings included in the show can also be seen online at

"The biblical story in Genesis 15 recounts an event known as ‘the covenant of the pieces’, in which God reveals himself to Abraham and forms a covenant with the Hebrew people. In response to God’s declaration that the Land of Israel will be inherited by hisdescendants, Abraham voices concern for being childless, to which the Lord reassures: “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them. So shall your offspring be.”It was this verse that inspired Bonco’s most recent series of paintings; the title plucked directly from this exchange between Abraham and God. ‘Count the stars -if indeed you can’ presents a series of seven abstract paintings gridded into geometric compositions that vary in size and design; each methodically worked and reworked before their form is eventually settled on. Alongside five paintings configured with vibrant colours, and each quartered so as to suggest the presence of a window, sit two monochrome variants, evocative of open night skies. Recognizable only by subtle shifts in Bonco’s palette, zodiac constellations are embedded in the patterns;vestiges of the Sun’s path across the celestial sphere." -Excerpt from an essay by Tamar Torrance McCambridge

Read the full essay about the work here