METAMORPHOSIS is a rare combination of the multi-faceted artworks by internationally renowned artist, Suzanne Benton, featured at the Robin Alexander Ltd., a gallery located within the Village Barn shops complex, at 5 Fulling Lane, Kent, CT. The show will run from August 29th through October 14th 2009. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, August 29th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm during which, the artist will present a demonstration from her worldwide repertoire of mask-tale performances.
The dazzling array of versatile artworks on display includes the artist’s famed metal sculptured masks, created during her many working art residencies throughout the world. A large grouping of Suzanne Benton’s unique style of monoprints with Chine collé speaks of the continued and deep influence of world culture that informs the broad range of her gifted work. These works will be shown along with paintings created during her residences at Weir Farm, Wilton, CT and the Byrdcliffe artist colony in Woodstock, NY.
Additionally featured in this unique exhibition are Suzanne Benton’s rarely exhibited Secret Future Works from India, Kenya, Tanzania, Bosnia and the USA. Lest We Forget, a large steel, copper and mixed media wall sculpture, is a testament to the pain and crisis of the Iraqi wars. This artwork is to be intermittently opened to reveal the secret interior of locked artwork for public viewing. Messages from her previously opened Secret Forgiveness box will be read to visitors fortunate to be present at those times. Purchasers of the secret works will receive the keys that open the inner and mysteriously locked spaces to reveal the long hidden contents and messages written by people in the many countries (including the USA) in which Benton created these artworks.
Of the two examples of the artist’s Seated Sculpture, Protection is one of the many sculptures Benton created for the Swedish actress, Viveca Lindfor’s one-woman play, I Am a Woman. A 20th century film and Broadway actress, Ms. Lindfors performed with Benton’s theater set throughout the USA and Canada. Yet again, amid the broad display of Ms. Benton’s artwork, visitors will discover three examples of the artist’s early standing figures.
All in all, the public is invited to view an amazing and versatile mix of art gathered by gallerist, Ann Privee to delight and fascinate her visitors to the gallery.
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A gallery located in the barn shop area of Kent, Connecticut representing local artists and artisans in all mediums. From furniture to chine colle and sculpture.