Where: Ro2 Art
1501 S. Ervay Street, Dallas TX 75215
When: February 17 – March 17, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 17, 7-10pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Dallas, TX) Ro2 Art is proud to present Limerick, a solo exhibition featuring new works by artist Benjamin Terry. The show will run from February 17 through March 17, 2018. There will be an opening reception held Saturday, February 17, from 7-10pm at Ro2 Art located at 1501 S. Ervay Street in Dallas’ Cedars neighborhood.
In his newest body of work, Benjamin Terry draws inspiration from the poetic structure of the limerick. Known for his clever use of bright colors and bold shapes, Terry emphasizes the playful nature of his work by visually interpreting a literary device that is often considered to be humorous or even nonsensical.
I create paintings that oscillate between 2D and 3D, art object and functional object, high and low, fast and slow, smart and dumb, direct and labored. The space between is where all the exciting things happen. The strict rhyme scheme and transgressive attitude of the limerick has provided a structure for me to consider painting within the gallery space at Ro2; a study of how painting, drawing, and objects interact, create and manipulate relationships, and engage viewers. Limerick is ultimately about editing and displaying. In this exhibition, I faithfully subscribe to the 5-line (or 5-painting) AABBA formula of the limerick. It gives me the opportunity to closely examine the connections between individual paintings and installation space in an effort to create a harmonious group. To do so, I call attention to the relationship between the painting, the wall, and the floor, drawing parallels between the structure of the painting and the structure of the architecture.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Benjamin Terry lives and works in Denton, TX. He received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2010 and an MFA in Drawing and Painting in 2013, from the University of North Texas. He has exhibited work in numerous solo and group shows in Atlanta, Charleston, Dallas and Houston. He has exhibited work at Site131 and Ro2 Art in Dallas, and he had a solo exhibition at Art League Houston in the spring of 2017. He was featured in Volume 96 of New American Paintings: West Issue. He has received both the Clare Hart Degoyler and the Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough awards from the Dallas Museum of Art, as well as an artist grant from the Greater Denton Arts Council. He currently teaches Drawing and Painting at the University of North Texas and Tarrant County College.
ABOUT Ro2 Art:
Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery located in The Cedars Neighborhood near Downtown Dallas, representing a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists – many with ties to the North Texas Region. The gallery regularly collaborates with organizations such as The MAC, Downtown Dallas, Inc., and The Town of Addison, as well as maintaining an exhibition program within the Magnolia Theatre at West Village and other satellite venues. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer's Best Art Gallery and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Ro2 Art is a proud member of CADD< the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas and has exhibited at The Dallas Art Fair for four years. Most recently, Ro2 Art participated in Art Aspen 2017.
All works will be view February 17 – March 17, 2018. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 17, 7-10 PM at Ro2 Art, located at 1501 S. Ervay, Dallas, Texas 75215. For more information, visit www.Ro2art.com, or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575.
Jordan Roth, Ro2 Art
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