BENJAMIN FREY: STARDUST MEMORIES

UNDER THE RAFTERS SERIES

Benjamin Frey: Stardust Memories

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th 6:00 until 8:00

Exhibition Dates: September 6th-28th

A gallery favorite is back Benjamin Frey exhibiting in our “Under the Rafters” series with “Stardust Memories.” This new collection finds Frey in familiar territory; Carnivals, Circuses, and NYC fire escapes begging to be hung out on a hot day with an ice-cold soda pop. There is something Rockwellian about Frey’s work in feel, but the esthetic is way sketchier and more dream like then life like.  “I don’t consciously aim for nostalgia” begins Benjamin, “but it is there on a subjective level to me in my subjects which evoke nostalgia. We live in a jaded culture. But here we can imagine returning to an almost childish sense of wonder and that is a good thing.” Drawing allows Frey to capture a sense of motion and energy in the art. “Underneath, I build up a layers of collaged antique book pages, sheet music, stenciled images, and paint, resulting in a background that interacts with my drawings and adds depth to the interpretation of the piece. Over this complex background I draw mostly with watercolor pencils and then blend my lines with paints which blur the boundaries between the drawing and the background, building volume, and creating a sense of motion. I am drawn to subjects that inspire curiosity and evoke a story and I like to juxtapose the scenery of everyday life with unexpected or unusual imagery. I feel that it is important to remind ourselves that we can still find wonder in the world that we experience every day.”

 

 

 

 

BENJAMIN FREY: STARDUST MEMORIES
UNDER THE RAFTERS SERIES Benjamin Frey: Stardust Memories Opening Reception: Friday, September 6th 6:00 until 8:00 Exhibition Dates: September 6th-28th A gallery favorite is back Benjamin Frey exhibiting in our “Under the Rafters” series with “Stardust Memories.” This new collection finds Frey in familiar territory; Carnivals, Circuses, and NYC fire escapes begging to be hung out on a hot day with an ice-cold soda pop. There is something Rockwellian about Frey’s work in feel, but the esthetic is way sketchier and more dream like then life like. “I don’t consciously aim for nostalgia” begins Benjamin, “but it is there on a subjective level to me in my subjects which evoke nostalgia. We live in a jaded culture. But here we can imagine returning to an almost childish sense of wonder and that is a good thing.” Drawing allows Frey to capture a sense of motion and energy in the art. “Underneath, I build up a layers of collaged antique book pages, sheet music, stenciled images, and paint, resulting in a background that interacts with my drawings and adds depth to the interpretation of the piece. Over this complex background I draw mostly with watercolor pencils and then blend my lines with paints which blur the boundaries between the drawing and the background, building volume, and creating a sense of motion. I am drawn to subjects that inspire curiosity and evoke a story and I like to juxtapose the scenery of everyday life with unexpected or unusual imagery. I feel that it is important to remind ourselves that we can still find wonder in the world that we experience every day.”
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GLAVE KOCEN GALLERY
Richmond
VA
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