Curator: Ben Blanc
May 6—June 5, 2010
In his sculptures and installations, Ben Blanc blurs the boundaries between craft, design, engineering, and sculpture. In World’s Apart, Blanc presents viewers with a series of abstract sculptures that evoke natural and man-made materials as organic forms that re-emerge from synthetic materials. Blanc is the founder of Ben Blanc Studio; he collects materials, explores various artistic processes, and reinterprets his design research. Blanc’s work often exudes a plastic quality, his attention to surface, texture, and decoration reveals and conceals the nature of his materials while also enhancing their optical, sculptural presence.