Saturday, July 25, 2015

Swimmers by Hawaii artist Carol Bennett in Immersion

Hawaii artist, Carol Bennett uses water as a meditative journey through space and life.  

Her fascination with the swimmer imagery began when she was living in Los Angeles and swimming at the LA Athletic Club. According to Bennett, “The floor beneath the pool, with its ethereal skylight, was an underwater observation room...used by Olympic coaches in the 1920's. I would feel like a voyeur, watching the swimmer's private time and drawing in their beauty. I became the swimmer I observed in the images I later created.” 

We are featuring several of Bennett's paintings across different medium in our current exhibit Immersion.  

You'll see Oil and Acrylic on Wood Panel, Acrylic and Shellac on paper and reverse painting on Glass.

Here's a look at several of the pieces on exhibit through July 27 at The Design Studio, 2393 Main Street in Bridgehampton NY:


Carol's work has been featured in many solo and group exhibits throughout California and Hawaii. Carol has  created a number of public art commissions worldwide including “Water as a Point of Departure” for the Nawiiwili Harbor in Oahu and a 48' x 8' photovoltaic glass canopy for the Hawai'i State Art Museum Sculpture Garden.    

Her work is in numerous public and private collections including The Contemporary Museum of Art (Hawaii) and The Persis Collection of Contemporary Art.   Elisa Contemporary Art has been representing her work since 2008.

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