Northwestern College will display the minimalist paintings of Sioux City artist Benjamin Pratt in its Te Paske Gallery Sept. 24 through Oct. 26. A public reception is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m.
“Ben Pratt’s Flowers” features acrylic paintings notable for their clean, clearly defined shapes. An industrial draftsman by trade, Pratt uses AutoCAD to sketch original artwork and finalize his compositions before transferring them by hand onto the canvas. Rather than create a realistic image of an object, he redesigns and simplifies it, which makes his precise paintings appear similar to the work of pop artists such as Andy Warhol.
The Te Paske Gallery is located in Northwestern’s Korver Visual Arts Center along Highway 10 in Orange City. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday.