For Immediate Release:
BEN BLANC at AS220 Project Space January 8th – January 28th
Ben Blanc pursues the relationship between art, design, retail and commerce through an ambitious installation of 200 handmade objects. The exhibition represents the contentious nature of artist, viewer and object vs. designer, consumer, and product. Blanc's work explores how artists and designers imbue their work with value and how that value is marketed to and perceived by the viewer and consumer. The installation becomes a laboratory in which the line between artistic exhibition and retail store are blurred when the worth of each object is challenged as the artist unveils a forced value upon one of the 200 objects on opening night. Over the course of the show, the exhibition will become less of a static installation, and transform into an evolving record of sale and commerce.
Blanc is currently working from his studio in Providence, RI. His new collection of work will be on view through January 28th at 93 Mathewson Street Providence, RI 02909.
Beginning January 9th The Exchange will also be accessible for viewing and commerce via: www.benblanc.com
Opening Night: Sunday, January 8th, 2012, 4-7pm
Show dates: January 8th – January 28 2012
artist talk January 19th at 5:30PM
AS220 Project Space
93 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI 02909
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