Artist Melanie Bonajo Ties Women in Knots

05.12.09 Will Sherman

Interested in the relations between humans and their surroundings, artist Melanie Bonajo photographs nude models in bondage with the material possessions that burden them. This Thursday, the Dutch photographer opens “As Thrown Down From Heaven,” an exhibition of her tied-up works at P.P.O.W in Chelsea. The show is on view from 6 to 8 PM on Thursday through June 20 at 511 West 25th Street, Room 301. Click the images above for a preview of the furniture bondage on display.