The Pomona Art Walk is a wonderful opportunity to discover a quaint, tree-lined community centered on an approximately ten-block square area that has retained much of its classic Main Street charm (this was where the exterior town scenes were shot for The Cat in the Hat) while adding some quirky and architecturally intriguing elements that make it an ideal strolling zone. But it is the quality of the newish galleries, such as the da Center for the Arts, the Bunny Gunner Gallery and more than a dozen other arts venues, that draw crowds from across L.A. to this enticing event on the second Saturday of each month, six p.m. to whenever. A map of the Walk is included among the Art Walks Maps section of this website (see the menu bar at the top of the page).
The assemblages of Ryan Chorbagian featured at Bunny Gunner Gallery are reason alone to make the trek, as are the always-innovative installations at the da, just around the corner, which this month features work by Claremont Graduate University students, curated by Rolo Castillo, who is more or less the godfather of the Pomona arts scene (kissing his ring is not, however, mandatory). This is NOT your usual show of student work, however. Castillo has hand-picked the works of gifted and startlingly original artists that will not disappoint visitors.
Chorbagian's assemblages at Bunny Gunner have narrative, religious and festishistic elements that suggest deeply personal totems. There is a touch of nostalgia to them, and the warm materials (wood, faded photos, curious metal Ryan Charbogian, "Fish Hook," assemblage
instruments graced with the patina of time) make these objects attractive for their pure physicality alone. Bunny Gunner's gallery is an intimate space that is always interesting to visit, filled as it is with the paraphenalia of working artists and the tools of its custom-framing business as well as bits and pieces of artwork from once and future BG shows. Ryan Chorbagian Fill Box April 11th through May 6th Opening reception, April 11th, 6 p.m. Last Saturday reception, April 25th, 6 p.m. BUNNY GUNNER art services Art Gallery. Fine Art Framing. Graphic Design. Signage Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 7pm 266 W. Second St. Pomona, CA 91766, 909 868 2808, BUNNY GUNNER.com.
event date / time: Apr 11 2009 6:00pm - 11:00pm Login or register to post comments Calendar