"Dedicated to Living Amongst Opposing Forces", a selection of works by Atlanta artist, Benjamin Britton will be on view at Hall Spassov Gallery in conjunction with "This Unfolding Idyll", a retrospective of works on view at the Albany Museum of Art, December 13 - February 23.
Headlining this exhibit is Atlanta artist Benjamin Britton. Britton’s paintings, rooted in abstraction, capture in a quite realistic way the modern human experience. They are frenetic and at times slow in an instant as if time has come to a crawl and all of its detail is allowed to come into focus.
"Life is blended at varying speeds throughout the exhibition. The conditions and permissions of those forces are important to note; they perforate, rend, and shred, but they also gather, flutter, and float like leaves in the breeze. The value of living in the fullness of the world is reflected in a beauty of the awkward and temporary variety. There is a celebratory note in the midst of a world that is a danger to its self. I’m advocating for persisting in messy and conflicted physical spaces where our perceptions are invited brush into each other amidst an overall condition, like weather, that defines our local lived experience of civilization." -Britton
Benjamin Britton received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 1999 and his MFA in painting from UCLA in 2008. His work is included in the public West Collection and the High Museum of Art and many private collections, and has been reviewed in the LA Times and Art in America. Benjamin Britton lives and works in Athens, GA. "This Unfolding Idyll", A retrospective of works will be on view at the Albany Museum of Art, December 13, 2018 - February 23, 2019.