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with artist J Stoner Blackwell

This month, artist J. Stoner Blackwell will discuss the exhibition, NEVERUSES:BEYONDER, on view now at Bennington Museum.

Neveruses are lumpish, androgynous objects comprised of recovered plastic bags and colored fibers such as wool yarn, silk thread, and patterned cloth. Blackwell began making these in 2004 as singular, self-contained objects composed of a plastic bag that had been altered and embellished to become a work of art. The centerpieces of this exhibition are two recent large-scale works, in which Blackwell explores new directions for their Neveruses.

About the Presenter:

Originally from New Orleans, J Blackwell is an artist and teacher based in New York City. Their work has been shown nationally and abroad, including solo exhibitions in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Paris. In 2014, they received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. They have also received fellowships from ZKU Berlin, Santa Fe Art Institute, the Delfina Studio Trust in London, and the Corporation of Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York. They received a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. They have been a visiting faculty member at Bennington since 2009 and joined the faculty in Fall 2016.

Art at Lunch:

Save the date! On the first Tuesday of every month, we will introduce you to an artist, explore a painting, or engage in conversations about the amazing and diverse art present in Vermont and in the greater Bennington area.

Art at Lunch is offered at no charge to Bennington Museum members (follow the “Get Tickets Here” link to register) and on a pay-what-you-wish basis to Not-Yet-Members.


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