Monday, February 7, 2011

Suzanne Benton's exhibition at ArtHaus

Installation – World Piece
Photo: Alan Bamberger

I went to see my lovely friend, James Baachi, last week and saw his latest exhibition by Suzanne Benton entitled World Piece.

Suzanne has shared her multi-faceted art for over 30 years in 29 countries. As a trans-culturalist and feminist pioneer based in the U.S., her venues stretch far beyond New York’s art world to villages in remote parts of Africa, India, and Nepal, and to philosophy and educational portals from Calcutta to Cambridge.

Inspired by her travels throughout the world, Suzanne continues her monoprint-making (one of a kind prints) with Chine colle (glued paper collage) which has evolved since 1983. She works with a 30”x50” Charles Brand press. The colle papers are hand made, pre-inked and hand painted. The collographic printing plates are inked individually for each print, and allow for the embossing of a complex texture onto the prints.

Images and colle papers are coated and placed on the plate. These papers then adhere to the sheet of etching paper as the plate and paper are run through the etching press. Suzanne's work has been featured in more than 150 solo exhibitions. Her work is represented in museums, galleries, universities and public and private collections worldwide. She’s an active print maker, mask maker and performance artist, as well as a guest lecturer. Author of The Art Of Welded Sculpture, Suzanne and her work have been the subject of more than 300 media features and reviews.

Mystic Warrior – Mahakala (Tibet)
Welded steel and mixed-media
Courtesy of ArtHaus

Mutang II (Korea)
Copper coated steel
Courtesy of ArtHaus

Also on exhibit, ArtHaus IN SQUARE, a group exhibition featuring multi-media works in a square format by Gallery and Gust Artists, including; Carolyn Meyer, Marc Lambrechts, Carol Massa, Franc D’Ambrosio, Chris Schiavo and Samuel Fleming Lewis.

ArtHaus is located at 411 Brannan Street in San Francisco. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 11am-6pm, and Saturday, Noon – 5pm. For further information, please phone (415) –977-0223 or visit ArtHaus on the web at

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