Not Three-Dimensionally Stable Over Time – Michael Bennardo

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September 27th – October 19th, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday September  27th,  7-9 pm
Artist talk: Saturday September 27th, 7:30 pm

The language of growth and structure that lies beneath the surface of natural phenomena is juxtaposed with a human vocabulary rooted in sculptural practices. Means and materials normally reserved for replication, become generative agents. Resulting in forms that simultaneously illustrate and obfuscate the relationships between surface and structure.

By adapting surrealist techniques and methods of mass production, spontaneous actions are crystallized into signifiers that describe both the actions that generated their forms as well as the source/subject.  This exhibit explores the body, the natural world, and our built environments, and manipulates them through the process of object making to reveal evidence of the work’s history and draw parallels between human intervention and natural development.

Michael Bennardo (b. 1989 Goulais River Ontario) creates sculpture as well as two-dimensional work.  His recent exhibits include “Decent Exposure“ curated by Cole Swanson at the Living Arts Center in Mississauga Ontario, and “Impetus” at the Art Gallery of Algoma. In 2012 he completed his BFA at Algoma University. He Currently Lives in Sault Ste. Marie and works out of the Bushplane Museum studio complex.