Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Howard House / Gretchen Bennett Exhibit
Plus Group Exhibit Curated by Bennett

Howard House is presenting two exhibitions opening on February 28th. Hello, features new work by Gretchen Bennett, and Supernature, curated by Bennett, features seven New York based artists working in a range of different media. Bennett will be talking about the two exhibitions at noon on Saturday, March 1st.

In her latest body of work, Gretchen Bennett continues her process of collecting and gathering found materials. No longer tracing the geographical iconography of the Northwest, she widens her focus to include an in-depth look at the pop-culture iconography of the area through drawings of the band Nirvana and its lead singer Kurt Cobain.

Gretchen Bennett received her MFA at Rutgers University in 2001, and has exhibited widely on both coasts. Hello is Bennett's second solo show at Howard House.

Gretchen Bennett
When you wake up this morning, please read my diary.
Look through my things, and figure me out, 2008
Prismacolor pencils on paper, 22.5"h x 30"w
© Susan Dory, courtesy of Howard House

Alexander Kantarovsky
Me and Him, 2007
Oil on canvas, 60" x 84"
© Alexander Kantarovsky, courtesy of Howard House

Suzanne Walters
Stalker (Night) 1, 2007
Gouache on paper, 11" x 15"
© Suzanne Walters, courtesy of Howard House

Saul Chernick
Repose After Collision, 2006
Ink on paper, 13.25" x 19"
© Saul Chernick, courtesy of Howard House

Curated by Gretchen Bennett, Supernature examines the notion of the perfect landscape, but instead of presenting an idealized or romanticized view of the natural world, the artists allow for the possibility that the perfect landscape can be found in hybrid and abandoned settings. The show is a collection of assembled topography acting as shallow landmarks, however bare or stylized.


Gretchen Bennett
February 28 - April 12, 2008

Group exhibition curated by Gretchen Bennett
Artists: Saul Chernick, Matthew Day Jackson, Andrew Guenther, Alexander Kantarovsky, Robert de Saint Phalle, Suzanne Walters, Aaron Williams
February 28 - April 12, 2008

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, March 1, 12 Noon


Howard House
604 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10:30 - 5:00

For additional information contact the gallery or visit their website, Howard House.


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