Main Gallery

World’s Apart

Curator: Ben Blanc

May 6—June 5, 2010


Ben Blanc

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.