Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ben Strawn

We're pretty much done installing our new SF show "Call of the Wild," which opens tomorrow night. We've worked with Ben Strawn a few times over the past year, but this is the first time we've had a large amount of work from him and they are so amazing. He creates boxes using layers of plexiglass and painting with acrylic on each layer, which gives each piece a really cool sense of depth. When you lift the boxes to the light, the light comes through all of the layers of plexi and illuminates the piece from the inside. It's really cool and I wish everyone could see these in person because it makes a huge difference. If you like them online, trust me they are even more impressive in person. Everyone who has come into the gallery this past week stops and stares at Ben's work in amazement. Here are a few pics from the installation.

And here are a few close ups of the works...




The show opens tomorrow night from 7-10PM at G1988 San Francisco and also features some amazing work by Ryan Sanchez, Gideon Boomer, and Melissa Haslam. Stay tuned for the online preview tomorrow!

G1988 SF

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