Adjunct faculty member Pat Benincasa is in the exhibition, Urban Painting: Self, Surfaces & Memories, opening Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Art at 801 in Minneapolis. Benincasa’s work is a commentary on the American Rust Belt cities and she is exhibiting large-scale paintings made with industrial materials on sheet metal.
Originally from Detroit, Benincasa says the best way to sum up her work is in her statement: “Art has much to say in the re-formation of post-industrial work, urban shrinkage and environmental stewardship, and the relationship between who we are as a people and the work we do. We recycle cans, paper and plastic - can we not recycle cities?”
Saturday, October 20, 2012
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
October 20, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Art at 801
801 Washington Avenue N.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
Rubber City: Akron, 2011
white ink, wood, tires, z-scale RR tracks and train on black butyl rubber
72 by 60 inches