Ben Farrell: CONSUMED 2
CONSUMED 2, the second in a series of installations from local artist Ben Farrell, will be coming to Mulberry Art Studios this November. The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on November 2nd from 5pm until 9pm and is also available during regular gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm.
CONSUMED 2 is an exhibit in two parts: a collection of wall-hangings and sculptural pieces and an installation piece with the same title as the exhibit. The materials used in the creation of Farrell’s works are often the by-product of his business, INTEGRITY PAINTWORX: construction site left-overs, as well as, found objects.... but, mostly, paint. For Farrell, installation art is the main objective behind any singular "piece.”
Ben Farrell is a musician, artist, and owner of INTEGRITY PAINTWORX, a painting business that specializes in faux, decorative, and mural painting, as well as exterior historic restoration. Farrell has apprenticed under Tim Nies and Stacia Hummel in the decorative arts; as well as Jim Eberly and Bill Manning in traditional painting. “I have been creating visual pieces for 15 years” says Farrell, “pulling inspiration from "perpetual perception" a concept introduced to me by my first artist mentor, Bill Schreiber. Throughout these mentorships and apprenticeships no separation of mediums has been considered. As I work with and learn from a variety of mediums, over time, I find a cohesion of them as I approach any of them.”