Benjamin Gardner / To Being of the World; For We Have Displaced Ourselves in All Dimensions and Units of Measurement


April 5 - April 25, 2012

Opening Reception:
April 7 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm*

*Members are invited to a special preview at 5:30 pm

Des Moines, Iowa artist Benjamin Gardner’s paintings and sculptures weave technical naiveté and formal sophistication into a complex hybrid of folk art and geometric abstraction. Gardner’s work is informed by superstitions, divination, and folklore. Visually the language and forms of lore arise from mystic texts, constellations, and circular imagery such as mandalas and hex signs. Gardner will exhibit paintings, sculptures and an installation work made solely for the PAG. Gardner will also be recorded in an interview for the Resource Room.

Abby Gettys