Courtesy of the Artist
This unique installation was created expressly for the Unfiltered V exhibition at Eastern. It is a recreation and mash-up of several of the ‘shrines’ which Bonanno builds in his studio and living space including the installations Raining at JCC, Elo, Jim Morrison and the Apps 40 Years in the Future, Pledge, and Empire State. Also included in the free-standing kiosk are a series of the artist’s journals and other objects.
These installations and their contents give insight into Bonanno’s visual lexicon (for more on that topic, see the handout “Vito’s Vocabulary”). They also give a sense of the systematic, obsessive, and rhythmic way he works and collects objects that inspire him.