By Joe Martone
The old saying goes, “What comes up must come down.” Clearly no one ever told artist Nina Jun. Jun’s new exhibit was inspired by watching a balloon floating up in the sky. While the rest of us might not think anything of this, Jun viewed this with potential. She inflated ceramic balloons that will not descend and covered the ceiling in video projections of space. Her commentary on the new exhibit? “Some people might say it will be unfamiliar, obscure and dangerous to hang ceramic pieces on the wall. I think what is dangerous is to get satisfied with comfortable concepts. I hope these cheerful ceramic balloons will break the norms. Is Jun’s art as inspirational and challenging as she presents it as? We’re certain it’s worth a look. You may have missed the chance to ask Jun in person at the reception but the exhibit is open for a month, so you really have no excuse to miss this enlightened exhibit.
Bunny Gunner Gallery, 266 W. 2nd St., Pomona, (909) 868 2808; www.bunnygunner.com. Gallery hours: Tues-Fri, 11am-7pm. Sat, 12pm-6pm.