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Metal, Sabbatical Exhibition by Keith Benjamin

September 24, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A weaving by Keith Benjamin

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is pleased to present Metal, an exhibition of recent works by AAC Sculpture Professor and Studio Arts Chair Keith Benjamin. Please join us for a reception on Final Friday, September 24th, from 5 to 8pm.

Artist’s statement about the exhibition:

“During the fall 2020 I focused on processing and re-valuing metal objects from my studio inventory. Tool boxes, steel cans, broken firepit, obsolete furniture, dull utility blades and other items were analyzed, condensed and reduced to raw materials. Their parts were rearranged and sometimes assembled into new forms in an effort to imagine new potential. My ever-present goal is to search for and locate the optimism required to navigate daily life.”

About the artist:

Keith Benjamin is a sculptor living and working in the Cincinnati region. His creative practice is an ongoing process of re-valuing and re-arranging the objects and materials from his home. He has exhibited regionally and internationally and in 2011 was awarded a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Keith is a Professor of Sculpture at the Art Academy of Cincinnati where he also serves as the Studio Arts Department Chair.


Exhibition Details and Contact Information:

WHO: Keith Benjamin, AAC Sculpture Professor and Studio Arts Chair

WHAT: Metal, a sabbatical exhibition

WHEN: September 24—October 22, 2021

Reception: Friday, September 24th, 2021, 5:00—8:00 pm

Gallery Hours:

Monday—Friday: 9:00 am—9:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am—5:00 pm

Note: All visitors must wear face coverings and practice social distancing (maintaining at least six feet of distance from others) while on the AAC campus. In addition, all visitors must first have their temperature recorded by one of the touchless temperature devices at the security desk when entering the building.

WHERE: Pearlman Gallery, 1212 Jackson Street in Over-the-Rhine

COST: Gallery admission and reception are free and open to the public.


September 24
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm