LA Photographers: January 6 – February 4, 2018.
Ray Carofano: Broken Dreams / Anita Bunn: Recent Work.
Curated by Peggy Sivert Zask.
Artist Talk: January 27, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Two LA based photographers, Ray Carofano and Anita Bunn will show photographic series, each artist expressing a complex emotion using simple subject matter.
Anita Bunn’s work is focused on tops of trees and the sky in Los Angeles. “In terms of emotion, atmosphere and impact, not to mention light, palette and detail, as well as drama, romance and resolve, these images are as complex as art gets” (David Pagel, LA Times)
Ray Carofano’s Broken Dreams, the 23-year project, examines the disconnect between the American dream of independence and the realities of social isolation. Carofano’s focus is on the isolated remains of the Mojave Desert, a documentary of the time ravaged dwellings, skeletal remains of once viable communities. “In Carofano’s photography is a sense of deep time, of history, erosion, decay, passage and renewal. He takes these abstract ideas and literally allows them to abstract the things he is drawn to.” Carol McCusker, Associate Curator of Photography at Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.
Anita Bunn lives in LA and is a professor of photography at LaVerne University.
Ray Carofano lives and works in San Pedro also directing Gallery 478.