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Mended Pieces 5

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Mended Pieces 5

From the series Mended Pieces

Reference

73944cf3

Year

2018

Medium

Sculpture

Size

21 x 21 x 11 cm
8.27 x 8 x 4.33 in

Price

1720,00 €

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  • About the work

Ben Quesnel distorts familiar objects often gathered from tag sales, neighborhood auctions, and community recycling centers. His decontextualized forms challenge viewers to apprehend the meanings that have been attached to these objects and to evaluate them with a new understanding. He alters the location and position of the objects he finds in order to create unexpected discoveries and new experiences for those who encounter his work.
 

PUBLICATIONS:

2019
WBUR
2018
Hamptons Art Hub
Gothamist
Hartford Courant 
FC Beat Magazine
The Hour, CT
Greenwich Times
Channel 12 News, CT
New York Times
2017
Bmore Art
Hyperallergic 
Gothamist
Stamford Advocate
2015
Dekkit Magazine
2014
Papercut Magazine
Its Relevant
CT Post
Stamford Advocate
Greenwich Times
Cultation 
Chic Black Sheep
True Activist
For Example
Good Morning Connecticut
2013
Hartford Courant


About the Artist

1987 Broad Brook, Connecticut, United States

Ben Quesnel’s decontextualized forms challenge viewers to apprehend the meanings that have been attached to these objects and to evaluate them with a new understanding. Through his acts of deconstructing, he exposes the inner attachments that one develops with the objects, as they are simultaneously detached from their primary function. Swaying between a definable object and an unreachable thing, Quesnel’s pieces hover between the nameable and unnameable, inviting the viewer to acknowledge that the things with which we surround ourselves will never fully be comprehended.

Quesnel is a multimedia artist and art curator working in Stamford, Connecticut. His latest works were exhibited at Satellite Art Fair in Miami, Governors Island Art Fair in New York, and the Seattle Art Fair. In 2018, he was unanimously selected for a one year residency program with the Clementina Arts Foundation for his social practice project, Undelivered. He has performed public and private installations throughout the tri-state area, and is the co-founder of Sour Milk, a curatorial art project utilizing the latent potential of vacant spaces. Quesnel is a graduate of the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where he received the ​Paula Rhodes Memorial Award for outstanding art practice and the School of Visual Art’s Thesis Grant. His work has been in a variety of publications including Bmore Art, Gothamist, Hampton’s Art Hub, Hyperallergic, and the New York Times.    


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The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery recently earned a citation from the State of Connecticut as one of the nation’s most innovative contemporary art galleries. With over 5,000 sq. feet of space, the gallery produces upwards of ten shows each year, from a stable of international, career artists. Established in 2009 by Fernando Luis Alvarez, the gallery is com...

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