For the last year, New Zealand artist Jenny Bennett has been very active sending her works overseas following invitations from all around the world in countries such as China, Turkey and Italy that wanted to exhibit her paintings.
In 2012, she has already exhibited at the Galleria Tondinelli in Rome, at the Chianciano Biennale in Tuscany and last month, at the Gagliardi Gallery in London. For 2013, the artist has already received an invitation for a solo show at NYC New Art Center.
Next month, Bennett will have her U.S. debut at LMNT Gallery in Wynwood for the second edition of the “International Biennale Artists Exhibition Miami” which will be on view from June 7th to 26th, 2012.
“I paint to communicate my visions to others; to put people where I have been in the most beautiful and remote journeys,” said Jenny Bennett.
In LMNT, Bennett will show her landscape paintings depicting plants, particularly the New Zealand “Nikau” palm tree which is surrounded by rocks and water on pristine beaches.
Bennett’s paintings have a wonderful structure reminiscent of the Gothic arch, a richness of color and texture of the lush foliage represented contrasting the more austere and subdued palette associated with the presence of water and rocks.
It’s Bennett’s fascination with the dualities, soft, hard, solid, fluid, eroding, creating and light and darkness.
“Like Anais Nin, I believe that art [writing, painting, music….] provides us with the antitoxins we need to live,” said Bennett.