“I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original.” Joseph Haydn said that about his nearly 30 years making music at a remote estate in Hungary, serving the Esterhazy family.
The artist Nomin Bold is isolated, too, though Ulaanbaatar, where she lives, has 1.6 million people and is the capital of Mongolia. This is a country known as the “Land of the Eternal Blue Sky” because it has so many days of sunshine every year.
Mongolia also has one of the coldest winters on Earth, and Ulaanbaatar, her lifelong home, has been called the most polluted capital in the world.
That is one reason her new show at Dallas’ Liliana Bloch Gallery features her latest venture in art: knitted gas masks. They are colorful. They are clever.
Strings of pearls,…