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Arden Bendler Browning
updated: 08/17/2014
website: www.ardenbendlerbrowning.com, www.bridgettemayergallery.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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For Sale (with Future Plans)
Next Phase
Lag
Lag (detail)
Urbanism , in situ, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Vanishing Point
Up to Speed
Driveway, Foldout, and Empire, In Situ, Splinters, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2011
Upheaval
Upheaval, detail
Clickpath
Placeholder
Stage
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, nature, urban, domestic, mapping, organic, process, repetition, obsessive, abstract
 
 
For Sale (with Future Plans) by Arden Bendler Browning
For Sale (with Future Plans)
acrylic gouache and Flashe on Tyvek and panel
2011
Dimensions variable
Next Phase by Arden Bendler Browning
Next Phase
acrylic gouache and Flashe on Tyvek
2011
62" x  102" 
Lag by Arden Bendler Browning
Lag
acrylic gouache, Flashe, and acrylic medium on collaged Tyvek
2011
48" x  166" 
Lag (detail) by Arden Bendler Browning
Lag (detail)
acrylic gouache and Flashe on Tyvek (cut and collaged)
2011
48" x  166" 
Urbanism , in situ, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia by Arden Bendler Browning
Urbanism , in situ, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Flashe and acrylic gouache on Tyvek Vivia
2011
0 " x  0 " 
Vanishing Point by Arden Bendler Browning
Vanishing Point
Flashe and acrylic gouache on Tyvek Vivia
2011
116" x  184" 
Up to Speed by Arden Bendler Browning
Up to Speed
Flashe and acrylic gouache on Tyvek Vivia
2011
122" x  116" 
Driveway, Foldout, and Empire, In Situ, Splinters, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2011 by Arden Bendler Browning
Driveway, Foldout, and Empire, In Situ, Splinters, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2011
gouache and Flashe on Tyvek
Works 2010, Exhibition 2011
60 " x  128, 105 and 106 " 
Upheaval by Arden Bendler Browning
Upheaval
acrylic gouache and Flashe on Tyvek Vivia and wall
2012
91" x  342" 
Upheaval, detail by Arden Bendler Browning
Upheaval, detail
acrylic gouache and Flashe on cut Tyvek Vivia and wall
2012
91" x  342" 
Clickpath by Arden Bendler Browning
Clickpath
Flashe on Tyvek Vivia
2012
83.5" x  116" 
Placeholder by Arden Bendler Browning
Placeholder
Flashe and latex on Tyvek Vivia
2012
95" x  116" 
Stage by Arden Bendler Browning
Stage
Flashe and latex on Tyvek Vivia
2012
84.5" x  116" 

Artist Statement

Neatly organized frozen moments are not real. Experience is messy: overlapping reflections, memories clouding the present muddled by competing background noises. The urban environment is a vast sea of fluctuating boundaries arguing claim to the demarcation of space as “wild”, “inhabited”, “private”, “public”, “forbidden”, and “open”. I make sprawling wall-sized and room-sized paintings on Tyvek as a direct response to this environment.

My imagery is derived from actual and virtual meandering throughout fringe neighborhoods within Philadelphia. Google maps’ street views counter my real experiences of place by allowing me to jump through time and space. My fleeting impressions of spaces correlate with the inherent distortions of Google’s low resolution snapshots of fluctuating, blurred spaces. Similar to the experience of locating one’s orientation by coming to the surface when snorkeling, I often find myself lost and need to zoom out of a street view to an aerial view for navigation. No matter how closely I zoom in on a space, the truest details are inaccessible…similar to the gap between public and private space in actual experience.

I have chosen to live in a city precisely because it means that I access (and bypass) a rich variety of neighborhoods and environments each day, via the different levels of attention of my role as driver, passenger in car or on train, or pedestrian. I am acutely aware of the fact that by pursuing one path to get from one point to another, I am traversing a forest with multiple perspectives and paths.

 

Artist Bio / CV
Education:

 

MFA, 2003, Tyler School of Art

MSA, 2000, Sydney College of the Arts

BFA, 1997, Carnegie Mellon University

Temple University Rome, Italy, 1996 & 2003


Solo Exhibits

2012/2013, Clickpath, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012, Upheaval, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal E

2011, Fall Solos, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

2011, Splinters, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington

2010, Fleisher Challenge, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia

2009, Pattern Language, AHN/VHS Gallery, Philadelphia

2009, Solo Series 2009, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA


Selected Group Exhibits

2012

Shifting Speeds, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Looking in Philadelphia, Temple University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011

Karmic Abstraction, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Collage Perspectives, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swartmore, PA

Urbanism : Re-imagining the Lived Environment, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Introductions 2011, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia

2010

Seepages, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta

On the Rise, The Art Gallery at City Hall, Philadelphia

2009

Art of the State, The State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Crossing Lines, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts

2008

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

One Planet, One Experiment, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

2006

Works on Paper, Arcadia University

2005

Junto, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia

2004

Philadelphia Selections : 5, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia