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Artist Spotlight Tour with Benjamin Merritt

Sunday, November 12 | 1:00 PM

Artist Spotlight Tour with Benjamin Merritt

Artist Spotlight Tour with Benjamin Merritt

Sunday, November 12 at 1:00 PM | Free

Join us in the galleries for a tour of Chronicles of the Chronic with current exhibiting artist Benjamin Merritt whose ongoing practice focuses on a series of drawings, monoprints, and sculptural forms that combine abstraction with handwritten text. Merritt will discuss his text based etching artwork on view, Care Is, that explores how language is used in the context of chronic illness and pain.

Tours last approximately 45 minutes. This event is free and all are welcome. No registration required.

About the artist:

Benjamin Merritt has recently completed residencies at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis, Spudnik Press in Chicago, the Anderson Center in Red Wing, MN and the Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, MI. In 2021 he was awarded a MN State Arts Board grant to fund his debut solo exhibition, A Feather Plucked From its Bird. The exhibition was held in 2022 at Dreamsong Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

About the exhibition:

Chronicles of the Chronic is a group exhibition that celebrates the creativity and resilience of the chronically ill community by featuring regional, national and international artists whose artistic practice reflects holistically upon the experience of living with a chronic health condition. Curator: Zoe Cinel

Learn more about the exhibition: Click Here

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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