Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 7pm–10pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, June 15, 2pm�
Closing Date: Friday, June 21st, 4pm
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday 2pm–6pm [and by appointment]��
The Bakery Atlanta is excited to feature local emerging artist, Nuni Lee, with her solo exhibition Good Girl: Fingers Crossed between June 7 - 21, 2019.
Comprised of Nuni’s latest body of work, this exhibition will be her first solo show since graduating from the Georgia State University’s MFA program. Since 2017, Nuni has been developing a central character “Good Girl” through her work, who according to Nuni’s artist statement, is a reflection of her as a child, symbol of youth, and expression of her desire to hold onto childhood memories and emotions.
The works to be exhibited in the Good Girl: Fingers Crossed were created from the winter of 2018 through spring of 2019 while she was highly influenced by T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland – particularly, the idea that April is the cruelest month. Nuni connects the cruelty of spring with her bittersweet feelings towards the transience of life, examining the psychological effects of having to grow up too fast as a child. According to Nuni, “Childhood is similar to spring; it is vibrant yet a short-lived period, not long enough for a child to feel ready.” Nuni reintroduces the “Good Girl” character to recreate momentary playful recollections of her childhood saturated with layers of dark emotions.
Good Girl: Fingers Crossed opens on Friday, June 7 with a reception between 7 PM - 10 PM at The Bakery Atlanta. The artist talk will take place on Saturday, June 15 at 2 PM. For further information and visuals, please visit the artist’s website nunimonalee.com.