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“Paisley through Ninigret Light” solo exhibit at Pentimenti Gallery

November 9, 2019 - January 18, 2020

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Michelle Beniot’s solo exhibit Paisley through Ninigret Light will be on display from November 9th, 2019 –– January 18th, 2020 at Pentimenti Gallery. Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Michelle Benoit’s work acts as a tangible remembering of isolated moments in time, and a way of visually capturing constant, fluid layers of experience through color and light. Her use of washes of paint on reclaimed, bulletproof plastic and wood provide the work an inherent history within its materiality. Layers of vibrant colors and transparencies react with available light to provide each piece with their own unique internal luminescence. Each composition is created in relation to the size of the fragments that she collects, with color combinations that are coded and symbolic of a past, a present, a memory, and place. For this exhibition, she will be presenting some of her largest works to date, utilizing color schemes inspired by the walls in her family home.

Benoit says of the work, “Inspiration for me is mostly drawn from the natural world where I have found physical evidence of time. I collect, record and categorize these visual signifiers with various media such as glue casts, tracings, wallpaper, sketches and photographs. Color schemes from this body of work have been extracted from the walls of my family home. Excised layers of paint, plaster and wallpaper have been removed and reworked. Each hue represents a time frame in that home, some have left vivid impressions, others are tints from inhabitants that were there before us.”

For all inquiries, please contact Pentimenti Gallery at mail@pentimenti.com or +1 215.625.9990.


November 9
January 18, 2020
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Christine Pfister


Pentimenti Gallery
145 N. Second Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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