Erik Benson / Jan Dunning / Leigh Tarentino
BLACK & WHITE GALLERY is proud to present “Artificial Realities” from February 20th through March 28th, 2009.
This exhibition brings together three engaging contemporary artists whose works although executed in highly individual and very distinctive manners convey common interest in exploring the relationships between built and natural environments.
Artificial Realities refers to connection between the built environment and the primary properties of living structure. As human beings came to master their natural environment, they began to extend their designs beyond the physical limits imposed by form and materials. Unable to rise above human existence, yet still compelled by the need to overcome the limitations of their materiality, built structures have developed independently of their natural environments and often translate into artificial and abstract expression of man’s disconnected philosophical and ideological meditations.