Gallery Openings and Events

King Street Gallery Presents John Richardson and Michael Benevenia Relief Work

Photo courtesy of King Street Gallery.

Photo courtesy of King Street Gallery.

.

Reception: Thursday, March 30 from 6pm to 8pm

.

Relief Work draws on the double meaning of relief: easing of pain and relief sculpture. Michael Benevenia’s work explores cultural, political, and racial wounds, comparing them to injured bodies. His sculptures reference Civil War-era prosthetics, but restore the architecture of the human psyche instead of the body. John Richardson’s relief sculptures explore how sculptural art communicates. He works with found industrial objects, combining them to challenge conventional ideas of reality.

John Richardson lives and works in Detroit, Michigan. His sculptures, prints, and drawings have been exhibited from Michigan to New York and internationally. Richardson’s work can be found in collections including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Iron Bridge Outdoor Museum of Sculpture in England, and the Xiadu Sculpture Park in China.

Michael Benevenia currently lives and works in Lancaster, PA, where he is the technician for Millersville University’s art department. He studied structural plate welding processes at the HoHokus School of Trades and Technical Services in Paterson, NJ. Benevenia holds an MFA from MICA’s Rinehart School of Sculpture.

King Street Gallery at the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at Montgomery College is located at 930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts- tpss/exhibitions/.