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Full Circle by Garry Knox Bennett

Exhibition  /  01 Oct 2014  -  31 Oct 2014
Published: 03.10.2014
Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Mayfly, 2014. Wood, brass, sand, beads, paint, copper-plating, bronze-plating, paint. 11”h x 8”w x 6”d. Photo: Hap Sakwa. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Mayfly, 2014
Wood, brass, sand, beads, paint, copper-plating, bronze-plating, paint
11”h x 8”w x 6”d
Photo: Hap Sakwa
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"Full Circle" presents the new body of work by Garry Knox Bennett, made in the spirit of the 1960's. The artist celebrates the 80th birthday this October and Velvet Da Vinci Gallery is proud to show the contributions made for over 40 year by Garry Knox Bennett in the craft field.

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Garry Knox Bennett
American furniture maker, woodworker, and metal artist Garry Knox Bennett has been celebrated for his innovative sculptural and functional objects for over 40 years.Garry Knox Bennett: Full Circle marks the California native artist’s 80th birthday this October, highlighting a body of new works made in the spirt of the 1960’s. Inspired by his background as a jeweler and metal plater, the show will feature 50 sculptural roach clips, a popular item sold at the artist’s historic San Francisco shop Squirkenworks almost 4 decades ago. For one time only, Velvet da Vinci turns from gallery to head shop, in honor of Bennett’s important historic and contemporary contributions to the Craft field.

Bennett’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and Design in New York, the De Young Museum in San Francisco, the Mint Museum of Arts and Design in Charlotte NC, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Oakland Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Washington DC’s Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. A graduate of the California College of Arts And Crafts, Bennett was featured in a solo retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City in 2001 and has been the recipient of numerous awards such as the Smithsonian Museum’s Renwick Alliance Award (2011), the Furniture Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2004), the American Craft Council College of Fellows (1996), and the Merit Grant National Endowment for the Arts (1984). The artist has lived and worked in Oakland, CA for nearly 40 years.
Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Post-Modernist Dung-Beetle, 2014. Wood, brass, Tagua nut (vegetable ivory), beads, paint, sand copper. 8”h x 8 1/2”w x 4 1/2”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Post-Modernist Dung-Beetle, 2014
Wood, brass, Tagua nut (vegetable ivory), beads, paint, sand copper
8”h x 8 1/2”w x 4 1/2”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Take Your Medicine, 2014. Antique bottle, silver spoon, cork, wood, paint. 6 1/2”h x 6”w x 4 1/2”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Take Your Medicine, 2014
Antique bottle, silver spoon, cork, wood, paint
6 1/2”h x 6”w x 4 1/2”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Untitled (Carved Rattle-snake on Gold Ball), 2014. Wood, carved bone, Nevamar, brass, gold-leaf. 7″h x 4 1/2″w x 2 1/2″d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Untitled (Carved Rattle-snake on Gold Ball), 2014
Wood, carved bone, Nevamar, brass, gold-leaf
7″h x 4 1/2″w x 2 1/2″d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Oozer, 2014. Wood, aluminum, brass, epoxy, wing-nut, washer. 6 3/4”h x 3 1/4”w x 3 1/4”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Oozer, 2014
Wood, aluminum, brass, epoxy, wing-nut, washer
6 3/4”h x 3 1/4”w x 3 1/4”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Black Snake, 2014. Wood, brass, bead, 23kt gold-plating. 5”h x 8”w x 3 1/2”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Black Snake, 2014
Wood, brass, bead, 23kt gold-plating
5”h x 8”w x 3 1/2”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Dung Beetle with Red Ball, 2014. Wood, Tagua nut (vegetable ivory), brass, straw, sand, rocks. 6 1/2”h x 7”w x 5”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Dung Beetle with Red Ball, 2014
Wood, Tagua nut (vegetable ivory), brass, straw, sand, rocks
6 1/2”h x 7”w x 5”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Dripping Fawcett, 2014. Brass, aluminum, lucite, ColorCore. 7 1/2”h x 4”w x 4”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Dripping Fawcett, 2014
Brass, aluminum, lucite, ColorCore
7 1/2”h x 4”w x 4”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: X Ball, 2014. Wood, ColorCore, aluminum, brass, bolt. 5 3/4”h x 5”w x 5”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: X Ball, 2014
Wood, ColorCore, aluminum, brass, bolt
5 3/4”h x 5”w x 5”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Untitled, 2014. Wood, brass, bronze – silver and 23kt gold-plating. 8”h x 9”w x 4”d. Photo: Hap Sakwa. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Untitled, 2014
Wood, brass, bronze – silver and 23kt gold-plating
8”h x 9”w x 4”d
Photo: Hap Sakwa
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: ​Coral Snake, 2014. Copper, Bond-O, paint. 10 1/2”h x 4 1/2”w x 4 1/2”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: ​Coral Snake, 2014
Copper, Bond-O, paint
10 1/2”h x 4 1/2”w x 4 1/2”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Untitled, 2014. Wood, brass screws, 23kt gold-plating. 7 1/4”h x 3 1/2”w x 3 1/2”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Untitled, 2014
Wood, brass screws, 23kt gold-plating
7 1/4”h x 3 1/2”w x 3 1/2”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Dracula, 2014. Burger King plastic Simpson character, brass, silver-plating & 23kt gold-plating. 9”h x 3 1/2”w x 3 1/2”d. Photo: Hap Sakwa. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Dracula, 2014
Burger King plastic Simpson character, brass, silver-plating & 23kt gold-plating
9”h x 3 1/2”w x 3 1/2”d
Photo: Hap Sakwa
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Making More Dung-Beetles, 2014. Wood, Tagua nut (vegetable ivory), copper, beads, sand, bronze-plating. 8”h x 10 1/4”h x 6 1/4”d. Photo: Hap Sakwa. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Making More Dung-Beetles, 2014
Wood, Tagua nut (vegetable ivory), copper, beads, sand, bronze-plating
8”h x 10 1/4”h x 6 1/4”d
Photo: Hap Sakwa
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Untitled (Clip and Stash), 2014. Brass, bronze-plating, 23k gold-plating. 7 3/4″h x 4 1/2″w x 4 1/24″d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Untitled (Clip and Stash), 2014
Brass, bronze-plating, 23k gold-plating
7 3/4″h x 4 1/2″w x 4 1/24″d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Multi-axis Spindle Twirling with Gizmo, 2014. Wood, brass, paint. 8”h x 3”w x 1”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Multi-axis Spindle Twirling with Gizmo, 2014
Wood, brass, paint
8”h x 3”w x 1”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Golgatha, 2014. Wood, Nevamar, brass, copper, 23kt gold-plating. 13”h x 8”w x 7”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Golgatha, 2014
Wood, Nevamar, brass, copper, 23kt gold-plating
13”h x 8”w x 7”d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Cluster-f– 2, 2014. Wood, brass, 23kt gold plating. 6 1/2″h x 4 1/8″h x 4 1/8″d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Cluster-f– 2, 2014
Wood, brass, 23kt gold plating
6 1/2″h x 4 1/8″h x 4 1/8″d
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Untitled (Painted Twirling), 2014. Painted twirling wood, brass, copper. 9 1/2″h x 4 1/8″w x 4 1/2″d. Photo: Hap Sakwa. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Untitled (Painted Twirling), 2014
Painted twirling wood, brass, copper
9 1/2″h x 4 1/8″w x 4 1/2″d
Photo: Hap Sakwa
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Garry Knox Bennett. Piece: Arachnid Attack, 2014. Wood, brass, beads, sand, copper, paint, flocking, bronze-plating, 23kt gold-plating. 10 1/4”h x 7”w x 4 3/4”d. Garry Knox Bennett
Piece: Arachnid Attack, 2014
Wood, brass, beads, sand, copper, paint, flocking, bronze-plating, 23kt gold-plating
10 1/4”h x 7”w x 4 3/4”d
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Garry Knox Bennett in his Oakland, CA studio, with the original sign from his Union Street SF shop, Squirkenworks.
Garry Knox Bennett in his Oakland, CA studio, with the original sign from his Union Street SF shop, Squirkenworks

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