Benjamin Duke The Sideways
Curated by Bruno Massa of Galerie Bruno Massa
February 28 – March 4
Opening reception: Thursday, March 2 6-8 pm
Benjamin Duke’s current area of research is in painting, He is primarily interested in creating narratives that are disjunctive, which means that his works utilize seemingly opposite or disjoined elements. His main strategy for this is to create moments of fissure in a painting.
“How much monster, Duke’s Paintings ask us, are we willing to feel in ourselves, to accept, to affirm? What are the limits to which our egos restrict us, and what attractions and sensations liberate us from the cage of self? What aspirations and endeavors, Ben Duke’s paintings keep asking, lead beyond all compromises and reveal to us, finally what a body can think and do and feel.”
Detour, oil on canvas, 68 x 87 in