LUCINDA’S WORLD PART II: A COLLECTION OF COLLECTIONS
ARTIST TALK: Thursday, February 12, 7pm
*with Brett Abbott, Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art
Curated by Marianne Lambert
The Swan Coach House Gallery and the Forward Arts Foundation are pleased to present Lucinda’s World, Part 2: A Collection of Collectionswhich will open on January 15 and run through February 20, 2015. This exhibition is the second in a series of three that honor the work of Atlanta photographer, philanthropist, and art collector, Lucinda Bunnen.
Beyond her interest in collecting art, Bunnen has been a prodigious collector of many things. A Collection of Collections is a series of 27 photographs that she began creating earlier this year when she decided to assemble and document some of these collections. Each piece represents a different collection.
Represented in this exhibition are images of a broad range of her many fascinating accumulations. They vary from such common items as Coca Cola memorabilia, stamps, and old coins to more unusual collections of heart-shaped rocks, cow figurines, old locks and even chanterelles (that she collected, photographed and consumed the same day). The most interesting photographs, however, expose a more distinctive and playful side of her collecting activities. Included among this group are images of carefully arranged detritus accumulated while on the island of Kauai, a grouping of individual tree images she had previously photographed then re-shot as a single image, and vintage clothing from her closet modeled by Violet Chachki, a famous Atlanta drag queen.
This exhibition is sponsored by Wendy Barton in honor of her mother, Eleanor Barton.