At Moran Gallery Sylvania daily from 14 February to 7 April 2019 inc.
Entry is free.
Free artist talk at 1.30pm on Wednesday 20 February. All welcome.
A new exhibition of abstract artworks by southern Sydney artist, Craig Bennett. The artworks are made exclusively with found materials or objects. By manipulating these materials, changing their shape and colour and incorporating them into an artwork the unwanted becomes wanted, the crude becomes elegant and the rejected becomes valued.
The use of found materials in art is not new. For over 100 years, European artists working in major art movements such as Cubism, Dada and Futurism have explored this medium. “I have been working exclusively with found materials or objects for the past 25 years. My works are purely abstract compositions. I do not aim to recreate anything from the real world; however often viewers can see certain things that I never intended to represent. I am happy for people to interpret my work in their own way” said Mr Bennett.
Craig Bennett is a Sydney artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at The College of Fine Arts UNSW. He was awarded a 3 month residency at Cite des Arts Paris and also travelled to Hannover and Lipzig, Germany to study the work and life of German born artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948). He completed a PhD in Fine Arts and also began casual lecturing in Painting and Drawing at COFA in 2003. He has exhibited in numerous galleries since 1998.
Image: Craig Bennett, Maximum Volume, 48x45x13cm