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vinyl collage on panel
42" x 65"

Eos at Traywick Contemporary
2011-05-26 07:05:47

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce Eos, a solo exhibition by San Francisco Bay Area artist Benicia Gantner. This will be Gantner's third solo show with Traywick Contemporary.

Benicia Gantner's reductive landscapes are built from dense layers of hand and computer cut vinyl which she applies to colorful cast-coated papers, acrylic panels and wall surfaces. Typically a material with commercial applications, vinyl furthers her interest in our experience of a natural world that is infused with artifice.

The title of her new body of work, Eos, is a reference to the Greek goddess of the dawn, and to beginnings full of both possibility and portent. In Eos Gantner investigates ways in which forms and systems within the natural world collide with ideas and information from our technological age. Both worlds rely on each other through parasitic and cooperative relationships that collapse into colorful explosions -- a mesmerizing visual of a contemporary Big Bang.

In the series "Vis Viva", she has done away with the gravitationally rooted worlds of her past works. Images burst and reach, and forms join together in unlikely and enmeshed layers. Gantner's distinctive hybrid imagery, created from mysterious unions of the natural and manmade worlds, springs forth in unpredictable and engaging ways.

Gantner's work has been shown extensively on the west coast, including recent exhibitions and installations at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, the Oakland Museum's City Center exhibition program, Southern Exposure and the Richmond Art Center. Her work is in the collection of notable public collections such as the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; and the Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA.


Benicia Gantner at Traywick Contemporary
2009-10-12 10:10:17

October 4 - December 18 2009
Streaming Everything

http://www.traywick.com/

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by San Francisco artist Benicia Gantner featuring her recent work in vinyl collage. This will be Gantner's second solo show with Traywick Contemporary, and as part of the show, she will also be executing a new large-scale, site-specific wall drawing.

Benicia Gantner's reductive landscapes are built from dense layers of hand and computer cut vinyl laminate which she applies to colorful cast-coated papers, acrylic panels and wall surfaces. Typically a material with commercial applications, vinyl laminate furthers her interest in our experience of a natural world that is infused with artifice. She splices and grafts organic forms, creating new hybrid shapes and objects that float effortlessly, suspended in imagined spaces and defying laws of gravity.

Gantner's work has been shown extensively on the west coast, including recent exhibitions at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure and the Richmond Art Center. She was also a finalist for the 2006 SECA award from SFMoMA. Running concurrently is a site-specific installation commissioned by the Oakland Museum that is on view at Oakland City Center: 555 12th Street, Oakland through November 13, 2009.


Benicia Gantner at Oakland City Center
2009-10-10 08:10:05

August 20 - November 13

Benicia Gantner presents a large scale site specific wall installation at 555 12th street in downtown Oakland. spanning 26' feet and rising 16 feet from the ground, the vinyl wall work will be on view through November 13, 2009


Benicia Gantner at Traywick Contemporary
2009-09-29 08:09:47

October 4 - December 18 2009
Streaming Everything

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by San Francisco artist Benicia Gantner featuring her recent work in vinyl collage. This will be Gantner's second solo show with Traywick Contemporary, and as part of the show, she will also be executing a new large-scale, site-specific wall drawing.

Benicia Gantner's reductive landscapes are built from dense layers of hand and computer cut vinyl laminate which she applies to colorful cast-coated papers, acrylic panels and wall surfaces. Typically a material with commercial applications, vinyl laminate furthers her interest in our experience of a natural world that is infused with artifice. She splices and grafts organic forms, creating new hybrid shapes and objects that float effortlessly, suspended in imagined spaces and defying laws of gravity.

Gantner's work has been shown extensively on the west coast, including recent exhibitions at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure and the Richmond Art Center. She was also a finalist for the 2006 SECA award from SFMoMA. Running concurrently is a site-specific installation commissioned by the Oakland Museum that is on view at Oakland City Center: 555 12th Street, Oakland through November 13, 2009.


Benicia Gantner + Kim Schoenstadt at Angels Gate
2008-06-25 11:06:38

November 17, 2007 - January 13, 2008


Benicia Gantner & Kim Schoenstadt features new work by the two California artists, who work directly on gallery walls, addressing issues of landscape and spatial relationships. For this exhibition each artist will occupy one half of the Center's main gallery, Gallery A, and each will be constructing a new site specific work for the exhibition.

Benica Gantner's works are composed of cell cast acrylic and adhesive vinyl. Using a computer driven cutter, she creates a palette of colors and shapes in vinyl from which she assembles her work. For this exhibition she will be constructing a site-specific wall piece, as well as exhibiting a series of large panel pieces. Gantner's work explodes with color and form - landscapes that disobey natural laws and suggest new orders and potentials.

For this exhibition, all of Kim Schoenstadt's work will be painted and drawn directly on the three walls of one half of Gallery A. This single piece, a series of related wall drawings, consists of each referencing the same architectural and landscape elements, with solid fields of color filling different areas on each rendering. This work confronts the issues related to architecture in its relation to landscape.


Benicia Gantner + Karin Weiner at 101 California
2008-06-25 11:06:09

Benicia Gantner + Karin Weiner at 101 California
on view through September 29, 2007


Benicia Gantner: New Work at Traywick Contemporary
2007-01-14 02:01:59

Benicia Gantner: New Work at Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley CA.
January 14 - March 31, 2007


Solo Show: Luxe Land at Ruth Bachofner Gallery
2006-10-28 02:01:58

Benicia Gantner: Luxe Land on view at Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA. Reception: Saturday, October 28, 5 - 7 p.m. The exhibition continues through November 25th, 2006


Microcosm Show at Richmond Art Center
2006-06-22 02:01:37

Benicia Gantner has 4 works on display in a show entitled Microcosm at Richmond Art Center.


Benicia Gantner is SECA Award Finalist.
2006-01-10 01:01:27

SF MOMA Announces Benicia Gantner as SECA Award Finalist.


Beyond Plastic Reviewed in Artweek
2005-11-01 06:01:59

Artweek Contributing editor Barbara Morris reviews Beyond Plastic exhibition at Limn Gallery in San Francisco.

article:
http://www.beniciagantner.com/Plastic_Artweek_11_05.pdf


Gold Mountain Silver Sky at Analogue Press
2005-02-01 11:03:00

Gold Mountain Silver Sky, a new lithograph by Benicia Gantner is now available. An offset lithograph, 32" x32", in an edition of 40, Gold Mountain Silver Sky depicts an imagined world, a shangri-la stripped of ornamentaion, and depicted here as a stark simplified landscape.
To view image, go to the works on paper portfolio


Benicia Gantner at Traywick Contemporary
2004-10-10 05:12:40

October 4 - December 18 2009
Streaming Everything

http://www.traywick.com/

Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by San Francisco artist Benicia Gantner featuring her recent work in vinyl collage. This will be Gantner's second solo show with Traywick Contemporary, and as part of the show, she will also be executing a new large-scale, site-specific wall drawing.

Benicia Gantner's reductive landscapes are built from dense layers of hand and computer cut vinyl laminate which she applies to colorful cast-coated papers, acrylic panels and wall surfaces. Typically a material with commercial applications, vinyl laminate furthers her interest in our experience of a natural world that is infused with artifice. She splices and grafts organic forms, creating new hybrid shapes and objects that float effortlessly, suspended in imagined spaces and defying laws of gravity.

Gantner's work has been shown extensively on the west coast, including recent exhibitions at the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Southern Exposure and the Richmond Art Center. She was also a finalist for the 2006 SECA award from SFMoMA. Running concurrently is a site-specific installation commissioned by the Oakland Museum that is on view at Oakland City Center: 555 12th Street, Oakland through November 13, 2009.


Benicia Gantner Solo Exhibition
2004-06-26 03:09:02

Opening Saturday June 26, 2004 5 - 7 p.m.

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Avenue, G2
Santa Monica, CA 90404

TEL: 310 829 3300
FAX: 310 449 0070
www.bachofner.com/gallery
on view through July 31, 2004


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