Thursday, May 7, 2009

Melanie Bonajo

We went to see Melanie Bonajo give an artist's talk at Aperture last night. Bonajo is an artist bursting at the seams with ideas and energy who uses photography, but not exclusively. The photos themselves are often records of intimate performance. Above is a photo titled "After the Make Over". Following is a photo called "Action Hero 07 2004" from a series about failed Super Heroes- people with some kind of super power that is always going wrong. Some things I loved about the work was her refreshing lack of formalism, talent for performative sculpture, and delightful sense of humor. To see more you can go here:

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