Benjamin Hettinga, Good Vibrations

Artists by Artists: Stacia Verigin and Benjamin Hettinga

Good Vibrations
January 27 to March 25, 2012

Good Vibrations features Benjamin Hettinga’s meticulous, hand-cut paper compositions, exploring pattern, colour, and line. His abiding interest in geometric design is informed by a wide variety of sources, from traditional textile patterns and ancient motifs to Op art. These intricate, labour-intensive paper works demonstrate Hettinga’s fascination with the handmade, an interest he shares with Stacia Verigin, his mentor. Verigin, who holds a Master’s Degree in sculpture from the University of Saskatchewan, hones her fabrication skills working as a contract prop builder for local television production companies. Her highly imaginative sculptures have delighted audiences across Canada.