Nicolette Bonagura MFA Thesis Exhibition
Nicolette Bonagura is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas and holds a BFA from Arcadia University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the New York Center for Photographic Art, the 12th Jeonju Photo Festival, and many others. Nicolette is a co-founder and curator of the Nicollective Pop-up Gallery and MILK Zine.
Intervals is an interdisciplinary exploration of perception, involving photographs, moving images, 3D objects and a site-specific installation.
Nicolette’s work investigates the complexities of visual perception, using the camera as a tool to document time and light. She is interested in the experience that photographs provide by acting as both an impression of light and a fixed perspective that makes light tangible. By methodically collecting images of everyday occurrences, she compresses and expands time, interrupting our understanding of it. Documenting time through ordinary moments invites viewers to spend time looking at and understanding how light can be perceived and represented in unexpected ways.