Thursday, January 27, 2011

BENJAMIN GARDNER

somewhere and somewhen (for Robert Walser), 2011
acrylic, collage, gouache, watercolor, graphite, and ink on panel,
40" x 30".
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on this occasion they were favored by fortune, 2010
acrylic, collage, gouache, watercolor, and graphite on panel
40" x 30"
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.Branches and Brambles, 2010
acrylic, collage, watercolor, graphite on paper
18" x 12"
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Benjamin Gardner received his MFA from Illinois State University in 2005 and his BFA from Millikin University in 2001; he currently teaches at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. There's something about his work -- the element of surprise when you see all of it, including his sculpture and installation work. The potential for multiple narratives with a few side roads to go down makes for a rich body of work to learn about. Benjamin also curated the most recent exhibition at Anderson Gallery at Drake University: MIDDLESTATES.
More of his work can be found at benjaminagardner.com.

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