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Paintings on display at Luther College

Posted: Tue, Apr 23, 2013 4:51 PM

A series of paintings by Pat Benincasa, "Circle + Rust," have gone on display in the Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery of the Luther College Center for the Arts.
Benincasa has 12 mixed-media paintings on display at Luther that focus on the industrialized cities of the American Rust Belt. She created her paintings from industrial materials and city maps, focusing on large painting of cities such as Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; Youngstown, Ohio; Akron, Ohio and Flint, Michigan.
The second part of Benincasa's exhibit is made from "recollections," small sheet metal paintings of individual mills, blast furnaces and factories that have been closed or demolished.