James Welling, The Run, 1990
Many times, even as we look to the future, there is an unconscious influence of the past. The recent show of emotions by Tea Party members in the mid-term elections, for example, harkens back to the eight years of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. In Bedtime for Bonzo, a group exhibition at the M+B Gallery, contemporary photographs are reinterpreted in the light of this era, one controlled by a tediously didactic leader. When removed from its original context, these images easily fit with the differing political and social sentiments during Reagan’s reign.
Bedtime for Bonzo
On view: Saturday December 11 – Saturday January 29
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069