Exhibit by Mary Ann Bonjorni
Mary Ann Bonjorni’s interest in the West and Western society developed long before “Last Best Place” espresso bars and t-shirts. Like many contemporary regional writers, Mary Ann arrived at her artistic pursuit through personal investigations into family and place, integrating the information into her studio practice.
Weaver Room Gallery
May 4 – June 22, 2018
Having supported herself as a farm worker, commercial fisherman, bartender and range rider, she has literally and figuratively sweated out any romantic notions about “western-ness”. For Bonjorni, these experiences are about physicality and solace amidst a beautiful natural environment, as well as being about customs, economic stress, injury, cycles of birth and death, tenacity, and beating the odds.