Does beauty make sense?
“Elements of our culture speak to us (artists) and we respond”. Douglas Balch.
“The acquisition of memory is distinct from its retrieval…”
“The motor cooled down, the heat went down, that’s when I heard the highway sound” Chuck Berry.
Bliss free TV, digital tonics, the Gypsy Woman, avoid delays, The Blue Mirror, not in public, the ample thigh, ordinary fish, the standard achievement…Time, Safe, Risk.
“……….The experience of the road was something mapped out but not socially recognized”. Out there were abandoned WWII airstrips, surreal landscapes, industrial shadow lands, places that had nothing to do with function, created worlds without tradition, artificial landscapes without cultural precedent, without history.
The encounters with these and numerous other markers of our cultural engagement have informed and continue to cross inform my ongoing inquiry.
Peter T Bennett
2016 Fichera Fine Arts, Brunswick, Maine
2016 Art New England Gala, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, Maine
2016 Ten, Ten, Ten juried Invitational, Engine Gallery, Biddeford, Maine
2016 A & D 20/21 Boston, MA
2016 Art2016 Harlow Art Gallery, 21st Juried Invitational, juror Bruce Brown
2016 Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle
2016 Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, Maine
2015 River Tree Arts Gallery, "Creative Coupling", curated by Julia Einstein, 6 couples group show
2015 KPTArtHouse Gallery, group show, Kennebunkport, Maine
2015 Turtle Gallery, group, Deer Isle, Maine
2015 Corey Daniels Gallery, group, Wells, Maine
2015 Engine, annual “Rumpus” group show, Biddeford, Maine
2015 Harlow Art Gallery, Art2015, 20th Annual Juried Exhibition, juror Britta Koneau, Hallowell, Maine
2014 Engine, “Beautify in Blue” show group, Biddeford, Maine
2014 River Arts Gallery, "Celebrating Color", Juried Exhibition by John Lorence,
2014 Turtle Gallery, "Small Works”, group, Deer Isle, Maine
2014 Corey Daniels Gallery, group show, Wells, Maine
2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, "Piece Work", with "Box City", Portland Maine
2013 George Marshall Store Gallery, group show, York, Maine
2013 Corey Daniels Gallery, group show, Wells, Maine
2013 Art in Biddeford, “10 Year Retrospective”, group show, Biddeford, Maine
2012 XL Projects Gallery, group show, Syracuse, NY
2012 Saco Museum, 2nd Mill-Ennial for contemporary works, Saco, Maine
2012 Engine: propelling the creative community, “Merc: Mainers Recycling Cardboard”, group show, Biddeford, Maine
2011 Reisman Art Gallery, Cazenovia College, group show, Cazenovia, NY
2011 Manifest Gallery, Magnitude 7, group show, Cincinnati, Ohio
2011 Whitney Art Works, The Maine Drawing Project 2011, "Where to Draw the Line", at The Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art, "Above and Below the Line"
a survey of contemporary drawing
2010 group drawing show University of New England, Maine
2010 group drawing show Icon Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
2010 group show Sanctuary Gallery, Portland, Maine
2010 Saco Museum 1st Biennial, Saco, Maine
2010 group show Space Gallery, Portland, Maine
2010 XL Gallery, Syracuse, NY, Stone Canoe #4
2008 group show Franklin Street Gallery, Biddeford, Maine
2008 group show Sanctuary Gallery, Portland, Maine
2007 group show Sanctuary Gallery, Portland, Maine
1995 group show Icon Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
2016 Magneto magazine, Spring Issue
2016 #10 Stone Canoe, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2010 #4 Stone Canoe, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2010 Saco Mill-Ennial 1st published catalog, Saco, Maine
2011 Magnitude 7, 7th Annual, Manifest Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2012 Syracuse University, Stone Canoe #6, cover image, Journal of Arts, Literature & Social Commentary, Syracuse, NY
2014 Nitro Magazine, Paris, France
2014 Manifest Exhibition Annual, Season 10, Manifest Gallery, Ohio
2015 Magneto magazine
2014 2nd Annual Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine