New York artist Benjamin Entner explores self-image utilizing multidisciplinary studio practices in his new exhibition, Ego Sum, opening at the Contemporary Arts Center in Las Vegas on January 11. Ego Sum brings together several of Entner’s most recent works, including sculptures and drawings. Using marker on nylon, Entner’s statuesque inflatable portraits evoke thoughts of the renaissance masters with a satirical twist. The poised figures tower over the viewer creating a sudden awareness of self. Entner aims to inspire a child-like nostalgia and wonder by engaging the viewer with playful objects and environments.
Earning his MFA from Syracuse University with a focus in sculpture and his BFA in renaissance and medieval studies from the State University of New York, Entner has been nationally recognized for his work. His art has been exhibited recently at 621Gallery (Tallahassee, FL), Living Arts (Tulsa, OK), AnnMarie Sculpture Gardens and Art Center (Dowell, MD), Memorial Art Gallery (Rochester, NY) and the University Art Museum (Albany, NY).