ATLANTA – Hagedorn Foundation Gallery is pleased to presenta solo exhibitionof Lucinda Bunnen’s photographic series on thenude. The artist’s twenty two black and white works shot in natural and studio lighting are a departure from her strong resume of landscapes and travel photography, but align with them in their exploration of the ephemeral everyday and fresh view of subject. Like the surrealists of the thirties and forties and the feminists of the seventies and eighties,* Bunnen’s work in this exhibition frequently questions assumptions about seeing and about gender expectations by producing images that are uncertain in nature. At first ambiguous, her photographs call into question the viewer’s perception: is her subject a body, another form or some other categoryof artistic expression.
Lucinda Bunnen is a practicing artist (photographer) living in Atlanta, Georgia. She has traveled worldwide for her work and has had numerous one and two person shows throughout the Southeast. She has also participated in many national, international and regional juried shows such as: “Atlanta Artists in Buenos Aires” in Argentina; “Atlanta in France” in Toulouse, France, “New Southern Photography: Between Myth and Reality” at the Burden Gallery in New York City. She has lectured, given workshops and curated exhibitions across the Southeast United States. She was both donor and curator of “Subjective Vision: the Lucinda W. Bunnen Collection of Photographs,” a collection of contemporary photographs assembled for Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.
Ms. Bunnen’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the High Museum, Atlanta; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., among others.
This year, Lucinda Bunnen has been chosen to receive the fourth annual Nexus Award from the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The award publicly acknowledges an individual who has made a profound contribution to contemporary visual art in Atlanta and beyond.