Lineation II opening at Greenhut Galleries, Thursday August 4th, 2022

I am happy to be showing recent paintings and prints in Greenhut’s side gallery for the month of August. Opening reception, Thursday, August 4 from 5-7pm.

Link to the exhibition page HERE

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Exhibitions in Maine and Massachusetts

I currently have 2 mono prints in the Monotype Guild of New England’s juried exhibit “One of a Kind” at the South Shore Arts Center in Cohasset, MA. The image below “City Shadows” was awarded 2nd place by juror Catherine Kernan. Exhibit runs through April 2, 2022

Link to exhibit: http://www.ssac.org/bancroft.asp

Coming up in a couple weeks, I have a painting in Greenhut Galleries 11th Biennial Portland Show. This is titled “Stack ’em Up”, acrylic on panel, 24″ x 30″. Show opens on Thursday, April 7th, 2022 and runs through May 28.

https://www.greenhutgalleries.com/artists/chris-beneman

Peregrine Press @ 30 showing at Cove Street Arts, Portland, ME

Opening reception, Thursday September 9th from 5-7pm.

Exhibit continues through November 13th

I’m excited to be part of this exhibit celebrating Maine’s oldest cooperative printmaking studio.

I will be installing a large piece (about 12 feet tall) that will climb up one of the walls of the exhibition space…will post photos once it’s up! I will also have a more moderately sized framed piece in the exhibit.

“Under Construction” Solo exhibit opening at the Maine Jewish Museum Thursday, May 13th

I am very excited to have my first solo exhibition at the Maine Jewish Museum!

“Under Construction” features recent monoprints and paintings created during this past pandemic year. Exhibit runs from May 13 through June 25. And while we can’t have a big, beautiful opening reception I will be at the museum on opening day, Thursday, May 13, from 12 – 4pm. Please stop in and say hi. I will also be gallery sitting on a couple of Sunday afternoons…dates TBD

Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101

Hours Sunday through Friday 12 – 4pm (closed Saturdays)

http://www.mainejewishmuseum.org

The Hand Magazine

I’m excited to be included in the upcoming issue of the Hand Magazine.

What is the Hand Magazine? From their website: “The Hand is dedicated to being the world’s premier forum for “alternative” and historic photographic processes and all types of printmaking. We want to encourage inspiration, education, and community for artists using unique, mixed media, experimental, and idiosyncratic “reproduction-based” techniques. We do also print digital art work and art work where the subject matter has been manipulated, directed, or staged by the artist.”

The magazine publishes 4 times a year. Issue 32 will be sent out in mid-April. Visit https://www.thehandmagazine.space for more information.

Next up for me after that, solo exhibition “Under Construction” at the Maine Jewish Museum opening May 13, 2021. More info coming in a few weeks…..

Singular and Serial at Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine

In early March, barely a week before everything got locked down, I met with Catherine Kernan and Jane Goldman in Somerville, MA to curate this exhibition. For several months it was unclear whether the exhibit would happen at all. Happily, things opened up in Maine around June 1st and here we are. The show features 25 artists included in the book Singular and Serial: Contemporary Monotype and Monoprint.  Exhibit dates are July 9 – Sept 19, 2020.

Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, Portland, ME 04101. 207-808-8911. http://www.covestreetarts.com

 

Upcoming shows and news

BENEMAN_URBANSALVAGEVII_webI’m looking forward to showing this piece at the upcoming exhibit Focus Printmaking III at Greenhut Galleries.  Urban Salvage VII, monoprint 26″ x 79″.

Opening reception Saturday, February 8th from 1-3pm.                                                    Exhibition runs through the end of March

I am also pleased to announce I am now officially represented by Greenhut Galleries.  You can check out my available work anytime on their website:www.greenhutgalleries.com

 

Other shows coming up include The 10th Biennial Portland Show at Greenhut opening in early April.  My work in the traveling flat file with the Boston Printmakers will be shown in an exhibition at the Southern Graphics Council Conference in Puerto Rico in April and then onto Cuba for the exhibition Conexiones/Connections at the Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana.  In addition I have work in a group exhibition called ImMigration organized by the LA Printmaking Society and currently on exhibit at Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles.  Then in June I will be having a solo exhibition at L/A Arts in Lewiston, ME. Fortunately winter is a good time to get things done in the studio!