The Bruce S. Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Library will exhibit “Wits End: A Retrospective of Work by Nina Bentley” from April 15th through May 27th during library hours. An opening reception for the artist will take place on Sunday, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a talk by Ms. Bentley at 5 p.m.
Ms. Bentley is a multi-dimensional artist who creates conceptual works with a social commentary. “From early childhood, I have been moved both by aesthetics and the human condition. Not only matters that affect me personally, but those evident on a broader social scale,” states Bentley when asked about her work. The exhibition, which features work from a 40 year span, clearly brings to light the artist’s sharp wit and dry humor that is evident in such pieces as, “The Time Out Room.” This installation is the artist’s take on today’s practice of punishing children with “Time Outs” as a consequence for their poor behavior.
Born in Brooklyn and raised in Great Neck, NY, Bentley studied at the University of Wisconsin, Brooklyn Museum Art School (Brooklyn, NY), and Chelsea Art School (London, England). She has lived much of her adult life abroad in locations such as London, Zurich, Santiago, Frankfurt and Caracas. Her award winning work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions abroad in Zurich, Switzerland and Toronto, Canada, as well as, numerous locations in the United States. To find out more about the artist visit www.ninabentley.com.