LISA BENNETT

really new

Trees

Albumen print from collodion glass plate negative. August 2018

Constructed Lights 0819

Albumen print from glass plate negative. August 2018

Evidence of Light Reverberating at the Delaware Contemporary

 

Photo by Erhan Avci

 

June 12 – July 8, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15 2018, 5 to 7 PM

In a joint venture with the University of Delaware, The Delaware Contemporary is pleased to announce the 2018 Master of Fine Arts Solo exhibition, Evidence of Light Reverberating, by recipient Lisa Bennett.

Bennett’s photographic works reflect her contemplative encounters with light. In the studio, she manipulates materials, such as paper and plastic, to create intuitive compositions of ethereal light with minimal use of shape. The resulting photographs reveal traces of her actions of cutting and arranging paper or other materials. She overlaps, bends, roughly cuts, scratches, and tears the paper allowing the resulting actions to remain in focus when photographed.

Bennett’s work creates a visual experience from a distance and invites the viewer to come closer to understand the materiality and surface. Her photographs allow for shifts in perception between representation and abstraction of forms, documentation, and visual experience. Illusions persist through revealing and concealing the artist’s hand: things don’t always appear as they seem at first glance.

DuPont I Gallery

Constructed Lens Flare 9629-324

Constructed Lens Flare 9629-324

40″ x 60″

Archival Pigment Inkjet Print

March 2018

Constructed Lens Flare 0175-327

Constructed Lens Flare 0175-327

40″ x 60″

Archival Pigment Inkjet Print

March 2018

Constructed Lights 7043-1113

Constructed Lights 7043-1113

8″ x 12″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, November 2017

Constructed Lights 7369-116

Constructed Lights 7369-116

8″ x 12″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, November 2017

Constructed Lights 7434-119

Constructed Lights 7434-119

20″ x 30″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, November 2017

Constructed Lights 7443-119

Constructed Lights 7443-119

20″ x 30″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, November 2017

Constructed Lights 7407-119

Constructed Lights 7407-119

20″ x 30″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, November 2017

Constructed Lights 7270-114

Constructed Lights 7270-114

20″ x 30″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, November 2017

Constructed Lights 6364-911

Constructed Lights 6364-911

8″ x 12″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, September 2017

Constructed Lens Flare 6840-925

Constructed Lens Flare 6840-925

16″ x 24″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, September 2017

Constructed Lights 6734-918

Constructed Lights 6734-918

26″ x 40″

Color Photograph, Archival Inkjet Print, September 2017

Constructed Lights 6033-831

Constructed Lights 6033-831

26″ x 40″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, August 2017

Constructed Lights 5095-45

Constructed Lights 5095-45

10″ x 15″

Color Photographs, Archival ink on paper, May 2017

Constructed Lights 5451-54

Constructed Lights 5451-54

 

26″ x 40″

Color Photograph, Archival ink on paper, May 2017

Untitled (Lights from Videos)

Untitled (Lights from Videos)

8″ x 12″, 16″ x 24″, 16″ x 24″, 16″ x 24″, 8″ x 12″

Color Photographs, Archival ink on paper, May 2017

Untitled (Landscapes)

Untitled (Landscapes)

8″ x 12″ each

Color Photographs, Archival ink on paper, May 2017

Thinking

Thinking

December 2016

My Response to A Story About a Guy in Iowa

My Response to A Story About a Guy in Iowa Taking an Airplane to Visit a Guy in California in Order to Punch Him in the Face. (His Anger is Sustained through Buying a Ticket Online, Perhaps Waiting a Week for the Flight, Driving Two Hours to the Airport in Des Moines, Flying for Six to Seven Hours in a Plane, Waiting for His Luggage in the Baggage Claim Area, Finding Transportation to the Guy’s House, Maybe the Guy isn’t Home Yet, Waiting for the Guy, Punching the Guy in the Face, Getting Transportation Back to the Airport, Waiting Hours for His Departure, Flying Six to Seven Hours Back to Des Moines, Driving Two Hours from Des Moines to Fairfield, Getting Home and Feeding His Dogs.)

November 2016

Connection

Connection

40″ x 60″

Photograph, Archival ink on paper, November 2016

Daniel Dias

Adelaine’s First Birthday

Amanda and Kyle

Reina and Andrew

Hanniel

Susan

Levi

Phoebe

Spiderglass

Quick and Dirty Bakery

Art Kaleidoscope – Website 1

Art Kaleidoscope – Website 2

Art Kaleidoscope – Website 3