Open House for Artist-in-Residence Benjamin Stanwix
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 2 PM – 5 PM
Benjamin Stanwix uses art-making as a tool to probe the ways in which we make sense of the past, with a particular interest in contradictions and distortions as spaces for productive engagement. His project in Joshua Tree deals with changing conceptions of landscape. With an eye to comparing the local landscape to that of his native Cape in South Africa, and relying on the grid as an organizing principle, Benjamin shares his attempts at making sense of the desert. In the absence of a middle ground, much of what he sees is man-made. Benjamin synthesizes his eye with that of technology to mirror back our place in the ultimately incomprehensible vastness that surrounds us.
Benjamin Stanwix (b. 1986) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He completed a Post-graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, at the end of 2016. Prior to this he studied History and Economics and read for an MA in History at the University of Oxford. In 2017 he set-up Auckland Studios, which he co-runs as a working studio space for artists.
Artist website: www.benjaminstanwix.com