Ben Smith | Past & Present Retrospective Exhibition

PAST & PRESENT | A Retrospective Exhibition

Featuring: Ben Smith

August 23rd – October 5th

Opening Reception: Friday, August 23rd 5 – 7 PM 

Artist Talk: TBA

Chastain Arts Center is pleased to announce Past & Present, a solo retrospective exhibition by Ben Smith.

Ben Smith | Past and Present is a retrospective of an Atlanta based artist who is versed in drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. With a career spanning from the 1960s, this exhibition will explore works created throughout his career.

He is perhaps best known for creating enormous woodblock prints of shamans, wizards, and ceremonial figures. The prints, which sometimes reach dimensions up to 15 feet, feature bold, black designs on white backgrounds with occasional splashes of bright color. Small passages of intricate details punctuate long, flowing lines that appear and disappear in undulating spirals.

In recent years, Ben has turned his attention to drawing and teaching at the Chastain Arts Center and previously the Atlanta College of Art. His work can be found in a spectrum of locations, including the collections of the High Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Morris Museum, New Orleans, LA; and private collections throughout the United States

Opening Reception: Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Artist Talk: TBA


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