Graham Bennett: Heavy Shadows

The man looks—what does he see? The machine measures—what does it determine? Of what, then, does the sculpture speak? In On Watch, and associated work, Graham Bennett alludes to issues that the planet now confronts along its fraying edges and within the interiors of its late capitalist systems of production, administration, and social organization. essay excerpt John Freeman-Moir University of Canterbury

  • Opening Date: Tuesday, 5 February 2013
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 24 February 2013
  • Opening Time: Tues to Fri 11-6pm, Sat 11-4pm

Born in Nelson, New Zealand in 1947. Diploma of Fine Arts, Canterbury School of Fine Arts 1970. Currently lives & works as a full time artist in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 1980 Graham Bennett has had more than 50 solo exhibitions including 10 in Japan. He has participated in more than 70 group exhibitions in New Zealand and overseas, including International Drawing at the Joan Miro Foundation, Spain and a contemporary metals exhibition, Memphis, USA. His work is held in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, England, France, Spain, USA and Japan. He has received numerous awards, residencies and commissions. Major public commissions have included "Engage", Christchurch South Library, 2006, "Reasons to Return", Connells' Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island, 2005, "Fixing Positions", Rocky Bay, Waiheke Island, 2004, "Reasons for Voyaging", Christchurch Art Gallery, Te Puna o Waiwhetu 2003, "Lines Extending", Kurashiki City, Japan, 2003 and "Tribute to Firefighters" (9/11 memorial), Christchurch, 2002.



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