Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

Ben Dallas

Chicago, IL
April 3 - June 28, 2006

Ben Dallas paints abstract imagery on wooden panels of various dimension and proportions. After completing the surfaces, Dallas then paints the edges, making his panels more like objects with pictorial effects. In this regard, the sculptor breaks the convention of ignoring the obvious physicality of two-dimensional art as a format for painting, and his work that emerges as a union of flat painted planes arranged dimensionally. Dallas received his BA from Indiana University in Bloomington and an MA from the University of Illinois in Champaign. He has received numerous awards, including an Artist Fellowship from the Illinois Arts Council and a Fulbright Fellowship to Belgium and the Netherlands. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Yaddo Residency in New York and at the Hungarian Multicultural Center in Hungary. The artist has also shown his work extensively in both solo and group shows in the U.S. as well as in Germany and the United Kingdom.

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