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Opening Reception January 24th, 7-10pm

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Freight+Volume is pleased to present Homeland, a new exhibition of paintings by Benjamin King.
Following Simple Mountain, his 2014 showing at the Arts + Leisure project space, the works on display
present visionary, otherworldly landscapes void of the human presence, questioning our often fraught
relationship with nature as well as the dynamics of its existence as an “independent system”.
Central to …

Freight+Volume is pleased to present Homeland, a new exhibition of paintings by Benjamin King.
Following Simple Mountain, his 2014 showing at the Arts + Leisure project space, the works on display
present visionary, otherworldly landscapes void of the human presence, questioning our often fraught
relationship with nature as well as the dynamics of its existence as an “independent system”.
Central to King’s practice is his modulation of paint with a variety of mediums, including sand and glitter,
resulting in visceral, thickly impastoed surfaces. The intensity of his textures creates a dichotomy …