Work by painter Ben Weiner ’03 is now on view in the exhibition Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation at the Carnegie Art Museum (424 South C St., 805-385-8157) in Oxnard, Calif. The show also includes artistic contributions by Charles Arnoldi, Billy Al Bengston, Vija Celmins, Joe Goode, Ed Ruscha and Ali Smith.
Works in this exhibition reveal the ability of art to interpret, replicate and reimagine the natural world. Some artists authentically depict the ephemeral beauty of the landscape, while others draw from nature to create their own fantasy environments.
The show runs from now through May 23, 2010.