12 - 16 February
Selected for 1st International Biennale of Creativity. Inaugurated by Vittorio Sgarbi.
16 - 18 May
Carrousel, Louvre invited to show work, curated critic and art historian Sabrina Falzone. For more info see www.sabrinafalzone.info and www.galleriasabrinafalzone.com. [subject to finance]
Whangarei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi; event to commemorate the Centenary of World War I – official Project unique to Northland Te Tokerau region of NZ; selected to create design to be transformed into a Living Remembrance carpet, on a theme based on concepts of war and service in World War 1
Beverly Hills Art Award; following first prize in Women in the Arts competition participation was free in this exhibition of small works held in Los Angeles June 15 – 28 organised by Museum of the Americas, Doral Florida.
Solo show Hangars Gallery Kamo Whangarei 23 August to 30 September.
Inclusion in Harpers Bazaar [UK] November issue.
Honourable mention in 4th annual Art Contest Artvita; one of 50 fro 759 entrants.
Inclusion ‘I segnalati’ 2013 One page photos and critique (see translation to the right and below) Salvatore Russo EA Editore, Palermo, Sicily. See www.isegnalatidisalvatorerusso.comArt Design Consultants, ADC Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio US, selected in top 10% [1500 entrants] for Art Comes Alive 2013 held Saturday June 22 - 30
Jenny Bennett - Paradisi terrestri nei giardini dell'Eden
I Paradisi ambientali della Nuova Zelanda ci vengono riproposti da Jenny Bennett. Rocce, acqua, foreste sono gli elementi d'indagine della straordinaria pittrice. Le sue opere parlano della Natura. Una Natura incontaminata, priva sempre della presenza dell'uomo. Contro dunque il metropolismo urbano e l'urbanistica metropolitana che inquina le menti dell'uomo nascono le opere di Jenny Bennett. Chi osserva queste opere viene catapultato in nuovi giardini dell'Eden, in quei Paradisi terrestri dai quali nessuno di noi vorrebbe mai andare via. La cromia utilizzata è sempre molto tenue. Opere destinate a rimanere nel tempo, e ad essere un esempio da seguire. Una pittura che racconta un'emozione. Una pittura i cui sentimenti escono dalla tela e vengono ad abitare il nostro mondo. Una pittura silente che non ha la presunzione di urlare le sue verità, ma di sussurrarle con infinita dolcezza. Una dolcezza che si trasforma nella più intima confessione da parte dell'Artista.
Translation - Paradise on Earth in the Gardens of Eden
The ambiental paradise of New Zealand is proposed once more by Jenny Bennett. Rocks, water and forest are the elements researched by this extraordinary painter. Her works speak of Nature. An uncontaminated Nature always without the presence of man. Jenny Bennett’s works are born therefore opposed to urban metropolism, and metropolitan urbanism which pollutes the mind of man. Whoever observes these works is catapulted into the new Gardens of Eden, in those Paradises on Earth that none of us would ever want to leave. Colour used is always very tender/pale.Works destined to remain through time, and to be an example to follow. Painting which describes emotion. Painting in which sentiment leaves the canvas and comes to live in our world. Silent painting,without the presumption of screaming it’s truth, but which whispers it with infinite tenderness. A tenderness transformed by the artist into an intimate confession.
I am ecstatic to announce I have won Best in Show (Women) at the the Museum of the Americas - "Women in the Arts 2013" for my Kaitoki Walk, Great Barrier Island painting
I currently have "From My Room... Then" at this Exhibition in New York...
Curated by Concept Studios @ Raw Art Space, NYC
March 1-15th, 2013
An international presentation of artists from Europe, Australia, South America, New Zealand, Asia, Africa, Canada and the U.S; The Power of Perception features the works of Jenny Bennett (Australia), Muffin Bernstein (U.S), Tanisha Bhana (South Africa), Minerva Bianca (The Netherlands), Erika Bjornson (U.S), Roberto Brandwayn (Columbia), Jordan Brooks (U.S), Alistair Cooke (Holland), Giovanni Femia (Italy), Kristina Garon (U.S), Martha R. Greiner (U.S), Ginger Gilmour (England), Agneta Gynning (Sweden), Melvin Harris (U.S), Gordon Holden (U.S), Sun-Young Jin (Korea/Belgium), Eva Kaiser (Austria), Нов Катерина (Russia), Thomas W Kuppler (England), Stephane Lejeune (Brussels), Samantha Lord (Australia), Massimo Manfredini (Italy), William Baran-Mickle (U.S), Manuella Muerner Marioni (Switzerland), Mark Paulda (U.S/England), Roza Pavleska (Republic of Macedonia), Lené Pienaar (South Africa), Susan Obermeyer Strauss (U.S), Lew Wallace (U.S) , Sibylle U. Werner (Australia), and Mau-Kun Yim (Taipei).
In the Power of Perception the viewer is given a unique opportunity to explore the scope of perception, in all its forms. Unconfined by definitions, each of the works in the exhibition has been carefully selected for there commitment to creativity. The exhibition breaks with the norm and invites the viewers to roam in a field where the celebration of art is the primary goal. The curators of the exhibition seek to eliminate the boundaries of memory, history and geography-within creativity-in order to make a state of true creative contemplation possible. With a dynamic assortment of stylistic and thematic conclusions, the artists and their work remains connected by their reflective nature. Each artwork creates a visual pause, allowing the audience the time to contemplate the artist’s thoughts and vision. Incorporating a wide array of mediums, styles and subject matter, The Power of Perception possesses a broad vision of artists whose works celebrate the creative act. Challenging the history of art and design, this project blends modes of art, design, and craft, each a testament to the Power of Perception.
This unique display of art takes place as part of the NYC Art fairs month, which includes the ARMORY Art Fair, SCOPE, Pool Art Fair, Art Expo and Volta among dozens of other satellite events and exhibitions. Raw Art Space on the Upper Westside just blocks away from Central Park and Manhattans legendary Museum Mile home to The Guggenheim, Museum of African Art, The National Design Museum (Smithsonian), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Raw Art Space is located @2031 7th Ave, New York.
Raw Art Space, NYC
2031 7th Ave, New York, NY 10027
Exhibition Dates: March 1-15th, 2013
Opening Reception: March 7th 6-9pm
Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm