The first art exhibit in the Westport Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place is on view for the month of February. The exhibit features a series of photographic prints of artworks by renowned Westport assemblage artist Nina Bentley.
Westport Book Shop, is the new nonprofit used book shop at 23 Jesup Road, across Jesup Green from the Westport Library, in downtown Westport. The exhibit is open to the public during the Book Shop’s business hours, Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm to 6pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5pm.
Nina Bentley’s work has been exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe. In reflecting on her art, Nina said, “My work tends to be conceptual in nature and concerned with social issues. From early childhood I have been moved both by aesthetics and the human condition, not only matters affecting me personally but those evident on a broader social scale. I create art in order to gain some perspective on the world around me, while trying to retain a sense of humor. In short, my work can be seen as multi-dimensional social commentary.”
The Book Shop’s “Drew Friedman Art Place” is an area of the store dedicated to exhibiting the work of community artists year-round, on a rotating basis. Miggs Burroughs, a Trustee of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, and a founding member of the Artists Collective of Westport, is curating these exhibits, which will change monthly.
The current exhibition of Nina Bentley’s works will be on view through February 28, 2021.