Offramp Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition, Anita Bunn: No Real Edge, from January 11 - February 8, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artist on Sunday, January 11 from 2-5pm. There will be a closing reception & artist's talk on Sunday, February 8 from 2-5pm.
Anita Bunn’s work is an investigation into the act of noticing, of turning away from spectacle and the obvious. Her photographs, lithographs, and digital videos explore an unfamiliarity with the familiar as well as how objects negotiate a shared space. Additionally, her work seeks out the subtle shifts in perception that occur over time and through repetition, allowing for different ways of looking at an object and crystallizing the complexity and nuance that exist within a seemingly simple construct.
The work included in No Real Edge is a series of digital captures printed as continuous tone lithographs. “Untitled Iteration (Grid #2)” consists of three repeating images that appear in subtle combinations of black, white, and gray. These lithographs are part of a larger series of unique prints that includes the same three images as single and layered lithographs using the non-primary colors of the subtractive and additive color wheels.
The lithographs that comprise “Index” are made from digital captures of plants native to Southern California. Each plant is photographed against a simple white background, enlarged, and output on Mylar before being printed as a lithograph. Several different papers are used in order to emphasize the variations among the similarities. The stark white and gradated backgrounds are references to the photographic portrait, while the red is meant to enhance the pure form of each plant. Both sets of work address an ongoing interest in combining traditional analog techniques with contemporary digital photography.
All prints were made in collaboration with Francesco Siqueiros/El Nopal Press.
No Real Edge is Anita Bunn's fourth solo exhibition at Offramp Gallery. A two-person collaboration, Jessica Curtaz & Anita Bunn: Standing Still, runs concurrently with No Real Edge. Bunn received an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Her work is in the collections of The Wallace Annenberg Department of Photography, LACMA; The Capital Group, Los Angeles; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; as well as many private collections. She lives and works in Los Angeles.