Clarissa Bonet: Chasing Light

The concept of place, and our relationship to it, is at the heart of Clarissa Bonet’s work. Bonet (b. 1986) was born and raised in Tampa, Florida – a coastal port city known for its amazing climate, sports teams, national defense outposts, and healthcare businesses. In 2010, Bonet moved to Chicago to attend graduate school at Columbia College Chicago. She immediately noticed the density of the city, its people, and its traffic. As she wandered the city, she was stunned by the isolation she felt among the throngs of people rushing along the sidewalks. It was this feeling that led her to City Space, an ongoing body of work about individuality in a large city.

 

             “The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, and endless sea of concret constantly intrigue me. The images I create provide a personal interpretation of the urban landscape.” - Clarissa Bonet

 

In 2014, Bonet embarked on a second ongoing project, Stray Light, which looks at the anonymity of people in their homes at night. Once the sun sets, Bonet photographs the colorful glows emanating from hotel and high-rise windows that fill the sky. Back in her studio, she downloads her images into a computer, and carefully constructs each image from multiple photographs, transforming the urban cityscape into a constellation.

 

In 2020, Bonet created her newest series, From Shadow to Sun, started during the pandemic shut down. While being confined to her home and studio, Bonet noticed light streaking into her space, bisecting everything in its path; the same harsh light she embraces in City Space. The resulting series continues her fascination with light, and its unique ability to transform a space.

 

Clarissa Bonet's work can be found in numerous collections including the Southeast Museum of Photography (Daytona Beach, FL), The Haggerty Museum (Milwaukee, WI), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL) and Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), among others. 

All of these images can be seen in person at the gallery. Please email catherine@edelmangallery.com to make an appointment

Clarissa Bonet

Title: Glimpse, 2019

Sizes: 30 x 24”, 40 x 32”

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #9, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: SL.2018.0321, Chicago, 2018

Sizes: 24 x 24", 42 x 42", 60 x 60"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: Trajectory, 2018

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: Cloud Chaser, 2019

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: Solitude, 2021

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: Public / Private Space, 2019

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: SL.2017.1019, Chicago, 2017

Sizes: 24 x 24", 42 x 42", 60 x 60"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: A Place to Perch, 2021

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: Distancing, 2021

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: Shield, 2021

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: Threshold, 2020

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: SL.2021.0125, Miami, 2021

Sizes: 24 x 24", 42 x 42", 60 x 60"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: SL.2020,1221, Miami, 2020

Sizes: 24 x 24", 42 x 42", 60 x 60"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #12, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #11, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #10, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #8, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #7, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #6, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #5, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #4, 2022

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #3, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #2, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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Clarissa Bonet

Title: From Shadow to Sun #1, 2022

Sizes: 16 x 12"

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