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Ben Alper

Carrboro, NC

 

Ben Alper is an artist based in Carrboro, NC. He received a BFA in photography from Mass Art in Boston and an MFA in Studio Art from UNC - Chapel Hill.  Alper’s work has been shown widely, including in exhibitions at the Nasher Museum in Durham, NC, at Glass Box in Seattle, Transmitter Gallery in Brooklyn, S1 Gallery in Portland, OR, Higher Pictures in New York, Schneider Gallery in Chicago, the Luminary Center for the Arts in St. Louis, Osnova Gallery in Moscow and Camera in Cluj, Romania. Additionally, his work has been published in Time Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, California Sunday Magazine, The Wire, Conveyor Magazine and Dear, Dave.  Alper has also published six books in the past six years and is the co-founder of A New Nothing, an online project dedicated to hosting visual conversations between artists. He is also ⅓ of Sleeper Studio, a publishing project working with photography, design and text.



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Artsuite - Ben Alper - Untitled (Metal and Shadow) - Terrain Vague is an examination of space – both physical and psychic. Taken from the term coined by Catalan architect and historian Ignasi de Sola-Morales, terrain vague sites are those that foreground the process of construction and deconstruction and underscore the ambiguous transition from one state of “being” to another.  As a result, these spaces evoke a strong sense of being in between histories, function and time.
Artsuite - Ben Alper - Untitled (Metal and Shadow) - Terrain Vague is an examination of space – both physical and psychic. Taken from the term coined by Catalan architect and historian Ignasi de Sola-Morales, terrain vague sites are those that foreground the process of construction and deconstruction and underscore the ambiguous transition from one state of “being” to another. As a result, these spaces evoke a strong sense of being in between histories, function and time.

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