Listening to Art

10.09: Ben Woolfitt, so early in the morning …

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Listening to Art, by William Denton.

Volume ten, number nine: so early in the morning … by Ben Woolfitt.

Hello, and welcome to Listening to Art. I’m William Denton.

Ben Woolfitt is a Canadian artist who has exhibited in Canada, the United States, Japan and Thailand. This recording was made at a solo Art Gallery of Ontario show of recent drawings: the work we will hear is dated 22 June 2019.

This is a drawing, made of metal leaf, oil pastel and graphite on paper, 55.88 cm wide by 35.56 cm high.

Now let’s listen to so early in the morning … by Ben Woolfitt, recorded at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, on 11 March 2022.

Waveform of the field recording.

That was so early in the morning … by Ben Woolfitt. I hope you enjoyed listening to it as much as I did.

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All web sites accessed as of date of publication.

Art Gallery of Ontario. “Ben Woolfitt: Rhythms and Series.” Art Gallery of Ontario.

Carpenter, Ken. “Ben Woolfitt.” Border Crossings (January 2022).

Das, Siba Kumar. “Ben Woolfitt: Rhythms and Series at AGO.” Whitehot Magazine (October 2021).

Woolfitt, Ben. “Ben Woolfitt.” Ben Woolfitt.

⸻. Ben Woolfitt: Rhythms & Series. Text by Alexa Greist and Kenneth Brummel. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2021.