"BUN" Exhibition


poster for "BUN" Exhibition

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BUN is a group show exploring the potent symbolism and imagery of the bunny rabbit. With artists from Japan, France and the Americas, the exhibition takes a cross-cultural look beyond the traditional notions of innocence and fertility into each artist’s highly specific meaning. Ray Johnson was inspired by the famous rabbit-duck optical illusion, a ripe topic for philosophers and appealing to Ray as a “twofer”—dual representation springing from a single image; Franco Mondini-Ruiz presents two works of a rabbit smoking; and Adam Fuss provides a meditation on fertility and death, beauty and disgust, as his photographic plate decorated with rabbit entrails creates an undeniably aesthetic and sensual image. Indeed, the rabbit’s traditional associations with childhood, shyness and sexuality serve as fodder for a wide range of artistic explorations. Some artists take the formal characteristics of the rabbit’s perfectly symmetrical nose as a starting point. BUN aims to articulate a collective portrait of the rabbit by exhibiting the diverse approaches of artists to the subject matter.

[image: Ken Hamazaki "Beckoning Rabbit" From the series, "Maze Painting" (2003) Gold leaf and marker on denim, 39.4 x 31.6 in.]



from October 23, 2008 to November 23, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-10-23 from 18:00 to 20:00
Featuring a performance by artist Ken Hamazaki

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