J. Bennett Fitts


Emerging artist J. Bennett Fitts began his cultural development as a skateboarder and photographer of that world. His concentrated focus is set on a place where undemanding materials go from being simple objects to necessities of life. The binding elements in Fitts’ photographs are created by taking substances produced for one purpose and making them into something entirely different. In his most recent series, “No Lifeguard on Duty,” Fitts traveled more than 20,000 miles from Arkansas to California in search of motel pools. By paying respect to the land, sky and man’s pointless manipulation of the natural world, the artist is able to highlight the effects of development and how it has created a decaying America. Fitts graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif. The artist has been featured in Art in America, The New York Times and Photo District News (PDN). Fitts is represented by Paul Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles, Julie Saul Gallery in New York City and QPCA in Portland, Oregon.