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"City Space," a photographic exhibition by Clarissa Bonet

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Perspective Gallery is pleased to announce Clarissa Bonet’s show City Space. Ms. Bonet is the winner of the LENS 2012 international juried exhibition at which her image Spilt Milk received the juror’s award. Catherine Edelman, director of the Catherine Edelman Gallery was the juror.  Work from Perspective Gallery members will also be on display. 

The show will run from June 7 – July 1.  The gallery will host a public opening reception on Saturday, June 16 from 5-8 p.m.

About the photographer: Clarissa Bonet (b. 1986 Tampa Florida) Lives and works in Chicago.  She received her M.F.A. in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012 and her B.S. in Photography from the University of Central Florida. Her work has been exhibited in The Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado, as well as internationally at the Pingyao International Photo Festival in Pingyao, China, among other places. She is also a recipient of the Albert P. Weisman Award at Columbia College Chicago two years in a row. 

 Artist Statement: City Space

The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, an endless sea of concrete constantly intrigue me.  City Space is a ongoing photographic exploration of the urban environment and my perception of it.  I am interested in the physical space of the city and its emotional and psychological impact on the body.  These photographs reconstruct mundane events in the city that I have personally experienced or witnessed in public. Stark light, deep shadow and muted color are visual strategies I explore to describe the city.  I use the city as a stage and transform the physical space into a psychological one.   The images I create do not represent a commonality of experience but instead provide a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.

–Clarissa Bonet


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