The design of the boat in Ben Anderson's installation dates from 1860. That fact alone reveals something essential about this artist...This recent graduate of UCSD's Master of Fine Arts program is a Romantic in a 19th century mold. He yearns for the same harmonious relationship between art and nature so dearto writers like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau or landscape painters on the order of john Federick Kensett and Fitz Hugh Lane. This is one of the ideas of Anderson expresses in the show's overarching title, "A Balance is Something." 1
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Venue: Boehm Gallery at Palomar College, San Marcos