Features the work of Keedysville artist Christian Benefiel. Visit www.frederickartscouncil.org for hours.

Benefiel’s work explores interconnected constructions of elements that rely on each other, rather than glue or nails, for cohesion. The shapes and systems he creates reflect the nature of domestic relationships, cultural norms, as well as the vast hidden systems of global and universal forces that influence us all.

The installation represents a process so large and slow that it becomes abstract, a metaphor on which to project individual experience with cycle and change.

Benefiel’s installation appears to be exploding out of the window and features hundreds of thin wood pieces that create a large balanced and interdependent structure that is lit at night. Because the sculpture is designed as a site-specific piece in the window, it can be viewed from the outside and is accessible at any time.

Benefiel is currently an assistant professor and area coordinator at Shepherd University for Sculpture. Benefiel is an accomplished sculptor who has been the recipient of multiple Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Grants, a Fulbright Research Grant, and a Roth Endowment Award, among other honors.

To learn more, visit christianbenefiel.com.


  • Starting Friday, January 1st, 2021, repeats every week on Friday until Monday, May 31, 2021 — all day


Pop-up Gallery, Frederick Arts Council

11 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, MD

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