Where Do We Come From? Where Are We Going?

By René de Rebeca

The B´nai Or cultural group and Pérgola Art Gallery have the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the artist Ben Perrone. Perrone, from Buffalo, NY, will exhibit a collection of installations reflecting war and peace.

Art
Ben Perrone’s work
Fri, Apr 8, 5pm
Galería Pérgola
Instituto Allende

Much of his career has been spent in and around the arts. His early years included the university and army followed by art school, where he found his love. After some successes and art prizes, he pursued remodeling, carpentry, cabinet making, and graphic art. During that time, he also owned and ran an art gallery, hand built a solar house, ran an avant-garde theater, did set design, and worked as a graphic designer, winning more prizes. He also produced a book on the life and art of Adele Cohen, his longtime friend.

Throughout his life he has traveled extensively through North America and Europe. Continuing as a working artist, he has spent much time in Mexico, the experience inspiring much of his art. He was influenced by artist friends and well known dark artists. During his life he has done some writing and has always been interested and informed by the political, social, and human condition. His work is diverse, including landscape and war themes. Later in life he turned his art to conceptual projects and sculpture, often using painted paper as a medium. Politically inspired, he showed two major works at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. He is now producing a very large project on the environment and global warming, involving many artists, which may travel to other countries. The opening is April 8 at 5pm, at Galería Pérgola, inside the Instituto Allende.

 

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