October 25, 2012
Fine Arts Professor
Bennett is a featured artist in “The Rug Pulled Out from Underneath; You Lie
on the Floor” now showing in the Hedreen Gallery. The show is part of a larger
conversation with the current Seattle Art Museum exhibition “Elles: Women
Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris.”
The exhibit includes painting,
sculpture, video, photography, and print material. A special edition of La
Norda Specialo, which features writings by artists and poets, accompanies
the show. The exhibit was curated by artists Dawn Cerny and Shaw Osha.
With artworks that concern the figure and emotion, the exhibit aims to
transfer the question of gender from the artist's body to the artwork.
"The show asks questions about how we, as makers and viewers, understand
states of knowing, perceiving , and unknowing," said Bennett. Bennett teaches in
Bennett, who received her MFA from Rutgers University,
has taught in the visual art program since 2009. She received an Artist Trust
GAP Grant in 2009 and was awarded a Fulbright for study in Prague. Bennett has
exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum as well as at galleries throughout the
Pacific Northwest and in Iceland.
The College of Arts and Sciences, the
largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate
majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees.
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