28 April 2011

Ben Reid Exhibition: Paradise Lost

An exhibition of new work by Ben Reid called Paradise Lost
is on from 4 May to 11 June at Solander Gallery in Wellington.
Opening event is on Wednesday 4 May from 5.30-7.00pm

Ben Reid's latest work combines references to specific local environmental histories
while maintaining a wider appreciation for the bigger picture of the conservation movement.

Ben describes these works as ‘small stories for those prepared to listen’.
While these works are cautionary tales in their reference to our delicate ecosystem,
they also represent a beautiful use of the printmaking medium.
They are a testament to the delicate line of the artist’s hand
in their accomplished combination of the techniques of etching and woodcut.

Ben successfully generates works of light protest,
at once visually arresting and poignant in their environmental message
as gentle reminders of the fragile nature of our environment
and how easily these vulnerable ecosystems are destroyed by human intervention.

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