Bruner & Bondi: Suspicious Evidence at RTZvegas features the work of longtime Las Vegas artists Ginger Bruner and Anthony Bondi, whose digital photography (and two of Bondi’s playful mixed-media pieces) in the show is in some ways a for-the-moment summation of each artist’s work as it has unfolded and transformed over the past couple decades.
Half of the gallery is dedicated to Bruner’s large-scale abstract color photographs of artificial and “extant” light refracted, magnified, blurred and intensified, capturing what is, for many, the essence of this 24-hour city. The lead photographer and co-producer of Our Las Vegas, who recently exhibited her Daily Frame shots of Las Vegas featuring street scenes and sunsets, shows a more meditative side.
Bondi takes over the rest of the space with his “tableaux” made by photographing built environments he has been creating since the early ’90s (some made it to Burning Man, where Bondi and his sculptures are regulars on the playa). Some of the prints are abstract portraits of the environments. Others feature model Emma Rhodes posing within them, resulting in fantasy-esque storyline snapshots or, as in “Snake Eyes,” Botticelli’s Venus revisited in a rapturous world of snakes and lizards.
Bruner & Bondi: Suspicious Evidence Through September 28. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m., RTZvegas, 1017 First St. #195, 592-2164.