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Art Reception and Conversation: Suzanne Benton, All About Color

November 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Split image: Artist Suzanne Benton photo and her work, Continuum

Please join us on in the Trefz Forum for a reception (6-7 pm) and conversation (7-8 pm) with Suzanne Benton as she discusses her new exhibit, All About Color, with Miggs Burroughs.

All About Color is exhibiting in the Sheffer Gallery from October 27, 2023, through January 8, 2024.

The exhibit reflects the artist rejoicing in color, creating a series of neo-transcendental paintings, large and small. Benton, now in her ninth decade of life, has been a working artist for nearly 70 years, employing the embedded image as a mainstay in decades of monoprints and paintings. Her welded steel and bronze masks and mask tale performances rely on character and story to amaze an audiences.

All About Color follows decades of intertwining color, shape, and imagery in distinctive monoprints with Chine collé. Lengthy visits to India and Bangladesh brought in the palette of South Asia. Kenya, Tanzania, and Morocco teaching her unique color juxtapositions. Benton is now casting such sun-filled worlds into paintings of cosmic realms and unknown worlds. Now, she explores the inner life from a time of stillness experienced during the pandemic, that’s since stayed on.

Benton’s exhibitions include more than 200 solo shows, and her artwork is represented in museum and private collections worldwide. The mask tale performances that began at Lincoln Center in 1971, subsequently brought her to theaters across the U.S. and around the world. Author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and numerous articles, Benton is and has been listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art, and Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975. In April 2023, she received a Lifetime Recognition Award from the Women’s Caucus of Art, Florida.

(Featured is her work 31-First Day, oil on linen canvas 30x24 inches, 2022)

For more information: www.suzannebentonartist.com

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November 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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