Justin Nunnally
Justin Nunnally, Untitled (Signage), Lightbox, 2023

For a Day Without a Sky envisions a moment when humankind has not only lost touch with nature, but where nature has been lost. Exploring and exploiting the symbolism of advertising, plexiglass becomes an ersatz replacement for stained glass windows with rays of LED light shining through. In a nod to the Dutch masters, "Still Life" photography is used to capture a reality in which "Life" is replaced with human engineered replicas. Lastly, using partially AI generated art, "Real" pictures of the artificial highlight the uncanniness of a world in which nature is unnatural.

Justin Nunnally is a visual artist whose experimental artwork deconstructs and reveals unseen or ignored modes of visual understanding across mediums. The last decade of his practice has been dedicated to understanding and confronting the unchallenged philosophies of perception. In his past work, he has created installations that can only be activated through flash photography, crafted contemporary cinematic fantasies that present the visceral reality of climate change, and created sculptures that challenge the viewer to question the difference between the physical object and the two-dimensional art image.

Justin Nunnally holds an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design and a BA in Screenwriting and Economics from Loyola Marymount University. In 2020 he was a visiting artist at the École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy, with residency at the Centre Les Récollets in Paris.

This is his first solo exhibition at Axis Gallery.