Singulars are the accumulation of specifics.
Lynn Bennett-Carpenter's solo exhibition, Singulars, presents selections from several recent series by the Michigan-based artist. Intricately crafted handwoven drawings, performative and interactive sculptures, and traditional drawings fill the galleries, reflecting the layered and complex relationship the artist has with her subjects and the objects she creates. Bennett-Carpenter's imagery is inspired by specifics -- specific locations, interactions, or moments in time. Each of the artist's specific, singular creative gestures embodies the experience of its maker.
Marcelyn (Lynn) Bennett-Carpenter is an interdisciplinary fiber artist, activist, and educator. She currently serves as the Artist-in-Residence of the Kingswood Weaving Studio at Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA) which is the largest hand-weaving studio in North America and is devoted to educating young artists. Bennett-Carpenter earned a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2003. Bennett-Carpenter has taught at Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and attended the Open Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Bennett-Carpenter maintains an active practice through her studio in Pontiac, Michigan, and exhibits throughout North America including Extreme Fibers: Icons and the New Edge (Muskegon Art Museum), Landscapes Real and Imagined (Site: Brooklyn, New York), and The Social Fabric (Textile Society of America, Vancouver, British Columbia). Recent work includes a commission for the Applebaum Family Foundation (Birmingham, Michigan) and a large-scale installation for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center (Detroit). Marcelyn is also co-founder of the Namtenga Soundo Babisi Studio in Burkina Faso, West Africa established in 2007. This weaving co-op is now an active, empowered, and fully independent weaving enterprise for over thirty women in a remote village on the edge of the Sahara.
Lynn Bennett-Carpenter is one of Goodhart Artist Residency's 2022 resident artists.
All CTAC-Petoskey visual arts exhibitions are made possible thanks to our Visual Arts Presenter, North Harbor Christie's International Real Estate.