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Weatherspoon Art Museum “Art on Paper 2019”

4 of my works on paper have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Art on Paper exhibition at Weatherspoon Art Museum at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The exhibition runs from Feburary 3 – May 5, 2019.

http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/exhibitions/show/?title=art-on-paper-2019-the-45th-exhibition


Inclusion in White Columns curated artist registry

My work can now be found in the White Columns curated artist registry : http://registry.whitecolumns.org/view_artist.php?artist=26655

featured artist on The Studio Visit

Rachel Sitkin Marks visited my studio and wrote about my process, my paintings and my new virtual reality experiments. http://thestudiovisit.com/arden-bendler-browning/

“Into the Light” Benefit Exhibition for the Rail Park

I’ve made two 24″ panels for this exhibition. A portion of all proceeds from the exhibition will support Friends of the Rail Park, and will help to continue development of the next phases of this much needed park and green space for Philadelphia!

link to catalog of works and online purchases

artist book available

I’ve made a book of the sketches, paintings and photographs I took while traveling across Australia in an RV this past winter (Australian summer!) It is a 104 page, 8′ square hard cover book with 100 pages of full color, mostly full page prints.

click here for more info/Arden Bendler Browning : Australian road trip sketches and photos

Two person show “All at Once” opening January 6 at Tinney Contemporary in Nashville

link to Tinney Contemporary press release

Opening Reception: January 6th, 6-9pm during the First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown

Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present Sequences, an exhibition of new work by Carol Mode, in the main gallery. In the rear gallery, All at Once, is an exhibition of new work by Arden Bendler Browning. These artists share commonality in their devotion to abstraction, yet each artist employs her own, unique procedure. These artists’ works are captivating and energetic, demonstrating the lasting allure of abstract painting.

Arden Bendler Browning

All at Once

Philadelphia based artist Arden Bendler Browning creates large abstract paintings referencing urban landscape and multiple perspectives. She draws from a wide range of sources as inspiration : the temporality of Impressionism, the gestural energy of Abstract Expressionism, and the combination of disparate forms from Postmodernism.

Travel – whether the everyday paths throughout her urban home base, or the moving landscape from a family road trip – has become the common thread throughout her work. Her paintings reflect on a persistent tension between time and memory, the layering of images, and developing complex representations that allude to the impossibility of fully capturing, knowing, or reaching a destination. She merges seemingly disparate elements, jumbling and layering references of thousands of photographs and gestural studies of light, color, and movement, retaining a feeling of place and time and our movement through both.

Solo show “All at Once” opening January 6 at Galleri Urbane in Dallas

Opening reception, January 6, 6:30-8:30
Artist Talk at 5:30
Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas
2277 Monitor Street
Dallas, TX 75207
325.226.8015

For the traveler of today, smartphones have become the ultimate companion. Replacing the paper
map, Google Maps will give voice instructions on how to get from point A to point B. In place of
the point-and-shoot camera, iPhones and Androids capture high-definition photographs that can be
shared instantly to multiple social networking platforms, letting one share up-to-the-moment travel
updates with friends and family. Visiting any landmark today, the tourist with smartphone in hand
has become a familiar icon.

This modern notion of traveling serves as the impetus for Arden Bendler Browning’s upcoming solo
exhibition of paintings titled All at Once , the artist’s first with Galleri Urbane. Having recently
embarked on a monumental 7,000-mile road trip with her family, the artist created a visual diary of
the trek, taking photographs on her phone and capturing sketches of the moving and evolving
landscape from the seat of her vehicle. Back in the studio, the endless number of images produced
became the source material for the series of paintings. The forms of cities, towns, plains, glaciers, and
hot springs are distorted as they are loosely painted in overlapping layers of vibrant color.

The intensely layered compositions reflect the contemporary obsession of being everywhere at once as made evident in society’s obsessive documentation and sharing of everyday moments with a digital device. Scrolling through our newsfeeds, photos taken and shared from all over the world are compiled and compressed into one place behind glass screens. Bendler Browning captures this
phenomenon by adapting the gestural energy of mid-20 th century abstract painting and transforming
it with 21 st century materials like Flashe paint and acrylic gouache. These materials provide the work
with a matte, chalky finish that allows its multiplicity of layers to exist as one, flattened image to be
experienced all at once. Like a blurred landscape viewed from a moving car window, or the swipe of
images across a screen, Bendler Browning reconfigures the familiar and produces something new
and unexpected that exists somewhere between the real and the virtual.

An opening reception for All at Once will take place at Galleri Urbane Dallas on Saturday,
January 6 th , 2018, from 6:30-8:30 PM, and a conversation with the artist will take place at 5:30 PM.
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Based in Philadelphia, Bendler Browning holds a BFA in Art with honors from Carnegie Mellon
University (1997), a Master of Studio Art with high distinctions from Sydney College of the Arts
(2000), and an MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art (2003). Featured twice in New American
Paintings, her work has also been displayed in exhibitions at galleries and art fairs across the country
and placed in numerous private and public collections. A commissioned permanent work for the
City of Philadelphia at the Philadelphia International Airport, awarded through a rigorous
competition and selection process, was recently installed in February 2017.

Galleri Urbane Marfa + Dallas
2277 Monitor St.
Dallas, TX 75207
325.226.8015
galleriurbane.com

link to Galleri Urbane and press release
All at Once
Arden Bendler Browning 
January 6
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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours | October 8

My studio will be open to the public during POST’s NE quadrant of Phildelphia, on Sunday, October 8, 12-6.
Stop by to see a variety of work, sketches, and in progress painting.
Crane Arts Building, 1400 N American St., Philadelphia PA 19122, Studio 206.

Solo exhibit “Relativity” at West Chester University through September 28, 2017

August 28-September 28, 2017
Knauer Gallery, Swope Music Building

West Chester University Knauer Gallery Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center 817 South High Street West Chester, PA 19383 610-436-2755

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Completion of public art commission at Philadelphia International Airport, March 2017

Nonstop is announced by Creative Philadelphia

click here for City of Philadelphia’s press release

The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Announce
a New Public Artwork by Arden Bendler Browning
at Philadelphia International Airport

Percent for Art Commission by Arden Bendler Browning, Nonstop
Photographs courtesy of Philadelphia International Airport; Copyright Arden Bendler Browning, Courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


For Immediate Release
March 7, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy’s Percent for Art Program and Philadelphia International Airport are pleased to announce the completion of Nonstop, a new site-specific public artwork by Philadelphia-based artist Arden Bendler Browning. This commission is part of a restroom renovation in Terminal E. These renovations and other improvements enhance the airport's experience for the 30 million plus annual passengers by providing them with world-class amenities, facilities, and public art.

Ms. Bendler Browning created Nonstop, a 17' long painting that uses abstraction to references landscape, memory, and place. Ms. Bendler Browning's process begins with an ongoing practice of photography that she uses as source imagery. She then samples subjects, colors, and patterns from the photographs into a new collage. The work is not direct representation, but abstract in order to convey a sensibility and emotion of the moment.

According to the artist, her paintings

Overview and Detail of the Percent for Art Commission by Arden Bendler Browning, Nonstop
Photographs courtesy of Philadelphia International Airport; Copyright Arden Bendler Browning, Courtesy of Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA



This Percent for Art opportunity was nationally announced as an open Call to Artists in September 2014 to artists and artist teams. Out of the 151 applicants, fourteen finalists were selected to present proposals.  An independent selection panel consisting of Curator and Writer Judith Stein, Artist Benjamin Volta, and Artist and Curator Richard Watson, with advisory support from Conservator Katherine Cuffari, the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, and Philadelphia International Airport recommended these four projects for commission.

About the Percent for Art Program – The Percent for Art Program of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy commissions exceptional and enduring works of site-specific public art by renowned and emerging artists for City buildings and public spaces. Philadelphia’s public art collection is recognized as the largest and most remarkable in the world. Since 1959, more than 300 works of art have been commissioned through the City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Ordinance.

Contact:  Public Art Director Margot Berg, margot.berg@phila.gov; or Percent for Art Project Manager Jacque Liu, jacque.liu@phila.gov

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