Joshua Edward Bennett

Nashville, TN


ARTIST STATEMENT:

Joshua Edward Bennett’s unique and bold fabricated objects are born out a personal longing to assign a visual and spatial aesthetic to existential imaginations surrounding his own sense of spirituality. Bennett takes a measured focus on creating physical objects through digital technologies and places them amid immersive and intentional 4D environments with light, sound, smell, and more, complete with highly designed elements including furniture, printed literature, and wearable merchandise. His assemblages are composed of shapes within a limited color palette made from acrylic, foams, wood products, metals, and other materials typically linked with sign-making. The objects evoke ancient, current, and futuristic aesthetics associated with machines and architecture, all while presenting deeply human qualities. The environments are calibrated sensory sanctuaries.

BIO:

Joshua Edward Bennett lives in Nashville, TN and works both there and in New Orleans, LA. He is the gallery manager and curator at a commercial art gallery in Nashville, TN called Tinney Contemporary. He received his MFA from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA in 2019 with a concentration in digital arts. Bennett received his BFA with a concentration in painting and drawing in 2006 at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN.

 

He has exhibited work in solo exhibitions at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery and Good Children Gallery in New Orleans, LA. His participation in numerous two-person and group exhibitions include Living Easy Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine at BS Projects in Houston, TX, Sun Shines at Central Park Gallery in Los Angeles, CA in 2019, RE:TELL at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center during their biennial in 2016 in Atlanta, GA, Nomadic Habitat (Hustleman), a group collaboration with Carlos Rolón at the New Orleans Museum of Art in New Orleans, LA in 2018, Jonald Dudd 2019 for NYC Design Week in New York City, NY in 2019, and Love Triangle at Deep Space Gallery in Jersey City, NJ also in 2019.

 

Bennett has been a contributing member of the artist-run space named Good Children Gallery since 2015.


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