Benjamin Faga: Authentic Syracuse

FEB. 28-MAY 11
MAIN GALLERY AT THE WAREHOUSE GALLERY

Emerging artist Benjamin Faga addresses the influence of globalization, technology, and its impact on our global society. Faga often uses a variety of media (photography, installation art, sculpture, public art, video, performance art, writing, and design) while collaborating with local communities. For his installation “Authentic Syracuse” Faga focuses on food as an indicator of cultural diversity and identity. In the vault, Faga will create a market atmosphere with international spices on display, while the main gallery will be made to look and operate like a tourism office center where visitors can read, see, and learn about Syracuse's many offerings as a diverse city that is home to immigrants from around the world. Wisconsin-born, London-based Faga studied at the University of Minnesota and received his MA in Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art in London, UK. His work was included in national and international group exhibitions, such as Talk to Me at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and Pork at Bermondsey Project Space in
London, UK. This is his first solo museum show in the United States.

Contact: The Warehouse Gallery
whgpress@syr.edu
315.443-6410