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Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter @ Essay’d

Marcelyn Bennett-Carpenter would like for you, the viewer, to be involved. Engagement with her work, ideally, goes beyond aesthetic appreciation; her pieces are designed for physical interaction: wearing, blowing, navigating, and especially stretching. Tension is the fundamental quality of weaving; as a fiber artist, accomplished weaver, and instructor at Cranbrook’s Kingswood Weaving and Fiber Art […]

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2/26/2016 – Poetic Aspirations and Cruel Realities

Artists: Glen Armstrong & Ben Bennett-Carpenter aka Cruel Garters Location: The Clique Breakfast: GA – Coffee (cream), spinach & red pepper omelet, potatoes (?) BB-C – Coffee (black), omelet with spinach, peppers, maybe meat (?) SRS – Coffee (black), two eggs (over hard), sausage, potatoes, side of pancakes If I had to pick a theme […]

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12/4/15 – Lynn Bennett-Carpenter & The Weaving Sisters of Namtenga

Artist: Marcelyn “Lynn” Bennett-Carpenter Location: Hunter House Breakfast: LB-C – Burger, fries, pop SRS – Cheeseburger, fries True fact: anytime I am going out to Cranbrook, there is a stop at the Hunter House involved in my day. I don’t know if I love the food or the throwback environment, and I don’t care. I […]

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Process is the Destination: Sampled review @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — There seem to be two prevailing schools of thought among artists about process. On one side, you have those who cherish the illusion of seamless execution — the “zipless fuck” of art making, if you will — and as a result, go to great lengths to conceal their process. On the other side, you […]

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7/24/15 – Making Connections with Lynn Bennett-Carpenter

Artist: Marcylen Bennett-Carpenter Location: Great Lakes Coffee Breakfast: LBC – Coffee (black) SRS – Coffee (black), croissaint (almond) Let me say that, through my own scheduling deficiencies, this coffee date with Lynn fell at the end of a particularly intensely-packed week (those keeping close score will note it is my fourth BWTA in a single […]

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“Tensions” by Lynn Bennett-Carpenter @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The power of expectation is never so evident as it is in the moment it’s thwarted. In Tensions, an exhibit of new work by fiber artist Lynn Bennett-Carpenter at 9338 Campau, objects that initially appear rigid, are in fact elastic, forcing us to reconcile our perceptions with reality. In the main gallery, Bennett-Carpenter has created […]

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