CSU-Pueblo Art Gallery hosts “Dystopian Fictions” exhibit, opening reception on Friday

CSU-Pueblo Art Gallery hosts “Dystopian Fictions” exhibit, opening reception on Friday

PUEBLO – The delusive photographic art of Bob Benvenuto’s “Dystopian Fictions” will be on display during an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday (Sept. 6) in the Fine Art Gallery of Art/Music Building in the Capps Capozzolo Academic Center for the Arts.  The exhibit featuring Benvenuto’s work in digital photography is open to the public and will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, until September 26.

Benvenuto was born and raised in New York City, where he attended the School of Visual Arts.  After finishing his undergraduate degree he completed his master’s degree in expressive therapies at Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass.  In 1988, Benvenuto moved to Colorado and opened a small textile printing studio producing intricate, hand-cut stencils and then printed on fabric, clothing, and linens in limited edition for the retail market in Japan, England, and the United States.  He began using digital photography in 1997 as a design tool, and it has been his primary means of expression since then.

“‘Dystopian Fictions” explores a visual narrative about the world the artist lives in and sees each day. The images are an assemblage of different photos from his personal archive. Compositing the photographs is his way of reconciling the disquiet and calmness of the uncertainty in our current culture. The photos record the world of appearances seen through the veil of perceptive conjecture and constructs of the imagination.

For more information, contact Gallery Director Kenny Schneider at 719-549-2562 or kenny.schneider@colostate-pueblo.edu.

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