25 Jan 2011

Nurturing Nature: Artists and the Environment

Events at the gallery in conjunction with the exhibition:  

25 Jan 2011

Exhibition at The Gardener in Berkley California

Botanical drawings and greenhouse photographs will be on exhibition at The Gardener  in their Berkeley store through March 15th. Please visit The Gardener if you are in San Francisco! 1836 4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710-1911 (510) 548-4545 Wood Picks, Rusted Pipe, & Twine – taken from “Greenhouse Series” Archival Ink Jet Print on wet media paper.

5 Jan 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a green and creative 2011.

9 Dec 2010

December News

Digital Stone Project- In Process and Finished works During the first snow flurries of the season, I was outside carving  Travertine marble with master carver “Cotty” Nazarie from Digital Stone Project. Inside – on the large lathe was my white marble “orb”… which after sanding and polishing turned out to be beautiful. This piece is […]

9 Nov 2010

Here’s What’s Been Going on at Digital Stone

Early in the Summer, I chose three stones to work on; Travertine, White Marble and Black Fossil. The Black Fossil is the smallest of all three stones, and my primer for the larger stones. I’ve gained a new respect for stone carving the process is amazing, unlike any other I have known. Michelangelo claimed that […]

2 Nov 2010

Find Green Art Online: Eco First Art Dot Com

ecofirstart.com up and running with our first advertisement in the December issue of Elle Decor !! Log onto http://www.ecofirstart.com/index.html and see a new resource for green art… which features my installations. Now you can hop on line, view and purchase a variety of unique, sustainably designed, artful products! Modeled after 1st Dibs dot com, Eco 1st Art […]

26 Oct 2010

Three Installations at West Elm in DUMBO Brooklyn

. With the help of Brooklyn Art Project, West Elm in DUMBO  is hosting three installations from my “Collected Material Series”. “Watermark”, “Picsulated”, and “Why Our Hangers” fit seamlessly into their sustainability program. These will be on exhibition through mid November. In an effort to make it possible for everyone to live with art, these installations are […]

7 Sep 2010

A Blog Review by Don Brower

Susan Benarcik installed thousands of toothpicks on the walls of the CFEVA Gallery @ 15th & Locust Streets as part of Sculpting Nature, a three person show of CFEVA Career Development Program Fellows .  Benarcik’s wooden installation wraps around a corner paired with hanging tear-drop shaped sculptures made from white wire hangers, some of which […]

31 Aug 2010

Philadelphia Inquirer Review by Victoria Donohue

The three-person “Sculpting Nature” show at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists offers an exhibition’s worth of promise and variety. Leading off is Susan Benarcik, a sculptural installation artist who really understands her materials. While her work isn’t personality-starved, its chief attraction is its buildup of surfaces, its handling of texture. What’s really on view […]

5 Aug 2010

Living with Sculptural Art

At the Desiron Furniture showroom in Soho, I recently installed three sculptural installations made of natural and re-purposed materials in situ with furniture designed by Frank Carfaro. This is perhaps the first of many showroom installations which bring viewers closer to being owners as they experience my installations in living situations.