After studying and viewing the actual 200+ artworks mentioned in Proust's In Search of Lost Time, I selected 44 for my original series of monoprints with Chine collé, using chosen details of each image many times. There are 157 works in my series. This book, From Paintings in Proust  illustrates a selection of the artworks I created and that were especially chosen by the essayist, Curator and Museum Educator,

Suzanne Ryan.


Suzanne Benton ©  2015

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CURATOR’S STATEMENT

The Queens College Art Center is pleased to present Suzanne Benton, Face and Figure: Selected Works 1955–2005. The exhibition marks the welcome return of this alumna (Suzanne Elkins, BA 1956), who received art training here from such outstanding faculty as painter John Ferren, watercolorist Barse Miller, printmaker Louis Hechenbleikner, sculptor Peter Lipman-Wulf, and art historian Robert Goldwater, who introduced her to the power of ancient and indigenous art.

Suzanna Simor
Director, Queens College Art Center

The Silvermine Guild Arts Center is honored to present Suzanne Benton’s retrospective exhibition Spirit of Hope: Selected Works from 1963 to 2003. This show presents highlights from forty years of Benton’s work in diverse media, chosen by curator Elinor Gadon, Ph.D., art historian and author of The Once and Future Goddess.

The forty-three pieces on display include early and recent paintings, freestanding and wall sculpture, metal masks, monoprints with Chine collé, Secret Future Works (from a series of mixed-media works with locked interiors), and a Portrait Box (from another series). Since our exhibit rules stipulate that all works must be for sale, all of these works were chosen from the artist’s personal collection.

We are very pleased to present the work of this marvelous artist.

HELEN KLISSER DURING
Gallery Director, Silvermine Guild Art Center