“Bonny spent months elbow and knee deep at the Recology transfer center, followed by sorting, riveting, soldering and painting her finds at Recology’s on-site studio,” Lisa Smith, board president of Astoria Visual Arts, wrote. “She has elevated cast-offs, debris, rubbish and assorted detritus — whatever you want to call it — into eminently collectible pieces of art,” Smith continued. “Thus, the title of her show: ‘Junk, Elevated.’”

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Residency: July 2017 - October 2017

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