Artist Reception for Riverwalk Display Case Exhibit: "REWRITTEN! Typewriter Art by Nina Bentley"
Enjoy this exhibit by Westport conceptual artist Nina Bentley of vintage typewriters she transformed to comment on social issues. On display February 16-May 9. Opening reception for artists: Thursday, March 9 from 6-7 pm in the McManus Room.
Image: Pearls of Wisdom
Westport assemblage artist Nina Bentley notes that her work tends to be conceptual in nature and concerned with social issues. "From early childhood," she explains, "I have been moved both by aesthetics and the human condition, not only matters affecting me personally but those evident on a broader social scale. I create art in order to gain some perspectiveon the world around me, while trying to retain a sense of humor.In short, my work can be seen as multi-dimensional social commentary." The Westport Library will host an exhibit of Bentley's typewriter art, entitled "REWRITTEN!," from February 16-May 9 in the lower-level Riverwalk Display Case. On Thursday, March 9, from 6-7 pm, there will be an opening reception for the artist in the McManus Room, across from the exhibit, which is free and open to the public.
Bentleyreceived a BSfrom the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and also studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School in Brooklyn and at the Chelsea Art School in London. She has shown her workinnumerous group shows around the Northeast and in many solo exhibits throughout Connecticut and also in New York State and in Switzerland. Her work is included innumerous private and corporate collections in the U.S. and abroad, including, in Zurich, in the Bankers Trust Company, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Chemical Bank and the Swedish Consulate.