Event Date

July 10 - September 13, 2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM



Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

The Wire Houses are part of a series titled Outside In.  It represents artist Carol Benson’s continued exploration of how we can live in harmony with nature while taking responsibility for conservation and stewardship of our resources.

Benson is a thoroughly modern artist who gets under the skin of the feminine intellectual experience - and thence goes directly to the universal - by concentrating on ancient domestic themes that embody containment. Benson is fascinated by the dichotomy between privacy and exposure, surface and depth, appearance and content. She creates an intuitive architecture in each piece, in the manner of one who puts together a personal environment or prepares a dish from exotic ingredients. Working on zinc-coated galvanized steel, which supports a vigorously interactive process and furnishes a refractive quality beneath the paint, she constructs and deconstructs the image through a series of changes. Her process mimics the first-time exploration of new surroundings, room by room, doubling back, turning corners, finally arriving at an inevitable destination, a formal rightness, and a light and vibrant sense of familiarity.

Many thanks to William Campbell Contemporary Art for helping to bring this exhibit to BRIT.

About Exhibits

Botanical art plays an important role at BRIT and we are fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center Gallery, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth visual arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.

Interested in exhibiting at BRIT? Please see our submission guidelines here.