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Artist Spotlight Tour: Benjamin Merritt | Rochester Art Center

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

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,” which 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 is required.
About the artist:
Benjamin Merritt has recently completed residencies at the 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 an 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 here.


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