Loveseat: Lucinda Bunnen with Judy Lampert

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Loveseat, a monthly audio series for BURNAWAY Radio, is artists talking with their favorite people.  Loveseat works to access artists’ most natural voices by inviting them to speak with any one person of their choosing at the intimate StoryCorps studio at the Atlanta History Center. BURNAWAY‘s published excerpts from Loveseat conversations seek to expand our perceptions of how artists live, think and make in Atlanta, as well as of who is doing so alongside them.  A wild and ever-growing document, Loveseat captures personal histories, local histories, relationships, communities, obsessions, quandaries, plans, processes, coincidences, jokes and secrets—all with equal enthusiasm.

Frist Museum of Art: Mary Sibande on view through January 2

"Lucinda's Refrigerator",  Boni, Burkina Faso, 2003 Silver Gelatin print  (Photo taken by Judy of Lucinda who was taking a photo for Judy)
Lucinda’s Refrigerator, Boni, Burkina Faso, 2003, silver gelatin print. The photo was taken by Judy, of Lucinda, who was taking a photo for Judy.

Loveseat #3: Lucinda Bunnen with Judy Lampert

For photographers Judy Lampert and Lucinda Bunnen, the question is always “What’s our next adventure?” And while each tale of travel past is told here wildly and with much laughter, their journeys are often socially engaged projects commissioned by programs such as ArtReach and Places in Peril.

Spoiler alert! Here is how this conversation between closest friends fades out:

Frist Museum of Art: Mary Sibande on view through January 2

Lucinda: “What’s anybody going to learn from it?”
Judy: “They’re just going to learn a little bit more about you and me….  They’ll figure it out.
Lucinda: “OK.”

Audio: Click the player above to listen, or download the MP3. 

Born in Homestead, Florida in 1952, Judy Lampert is an Atlanta-based artist who works in fine art photography. Her past careers include Nursing and Arts Administration.  Family, history and a sense of place are common themes in her work.  Lampert was adopted as an infant and is always using photography to connect to that past.  She has traveled throughout the world photographing people and places.  Her current work has taken her throughout the South photographing buildings as portraits and capturing an intimate sense of what the structure is about. She is represented by Barbara Archer Gallery of Atlanta and had a solo exhibition there in 2012. This fall her work can be seen at the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, at the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott, in Atlanta and in Meansville, GA.  Lampert has a strong passion for supporting the arts in the Atlanta area and has served on the boards of the Art Reach Foundation, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.

Lucinda Weil Bunnen is a practicing artist (photographer) living in Atlanta, Georgia.  She has traveled worldwide for her work and has had numerous one and two person shows throughout the Southeast. Her work has been reviewed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications.  She has had radio and television interviews including a piece for National Public Radio and the “Oprah Winfrey Show.”  Her work has been featured in several books and she has also co-authored three books: Movers and Shakers in Georgia, 1978, Scoring in Heaven, Gravestones and Cemetery Art in The American Sunbelt States, 1990, ALASKA Trails Tales and Eccentric Detours, 1992.  In 1999, she had a 30-year retrospective and along with it an award-winning catalog.  Lucinda won the “Women in the Visual Arts” Award in 1997, the Master Series Artist for the city of Atlanta in 2004, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art’s “Nexus Award” for 2013.  She has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1975. Her work can be found in numerous public collections: Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia, The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., The Mint Museum in Charlotte NC, the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. and the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. She is both donor and curator of Subjective Vision: The Lucinda W. Bunnen Collection of Photographs, a collection of contemporary photographs assembled for Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.   In 2013, Bunnen will have two exhibitions that pay homage to her past, the first at the Atlanta Preservation Center called Lucinda Bunnen’s Movers and Shaker’s and The Bunnen Collection, curated by High Museum of Art Curator of Photography Brett Abbott.  

Loveseat theme music courtesy of Adna Moraia.


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