Wrestling with his need to sew, Benjamin Entner creates a quilted interactive installation out of the manly Tyvek Non Woven Industrial Protective Cloth. Spanning the entire Grace R. Cavnar Gallery this Tyvek quilt is suspended just below eye level forcing viewers to hunch underneath it as they traverse the gallery. The top and the bottom of the piece each have their own aesthetic. The bottom is made up of a kaleidoscope of color based of Tyvek’s logoing and the top shows a field of geometric flowers made from the quilt’s base pattern: Granny’s Flower Patch.
Benjamin Entner is a native of Western New York and recently graduated from SyracuseUniversity with his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture. His work has shown nationally and internationally; most recently at Syracuse’s Everson Museum,and Minneapolis’ Alfie’s Art Garage. He is a Taurus and enjoys long walks with his dog, Taz.