Opening Saturday, March 20th at Highlight, San Francisco is “Surround Sound,” a solo exhibition by Australian artist Ben Barretto. Barretto works across the mediums of painting, sculpture, performance, installation and sound. His work is often driven by his direct and immediate response to materials, an inventive collaboration between medium and process, which is evident in some form across all of his various works. For “Surround Sound,” Barretto will be presenting a series of new paintings and new sculptural works, the prominent series in the exhibition utilize the paint finish and hardware of a classic electric guitar. In this series Barretto assembles materials specific to the process of custom guitar making recognizing this as a system within which he can compose.