current exhibitions

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Benjamin Parks | The Eyes



My work is an exercise in capturing the essence of a soul. I paint subject matter in a state of being unmasked emotionally. I look for unguarded moments where the true nature of a person is visible. Emotional in nature, I paint these real moments
on large scale canvases. As I am painting I transfer my own emotional experience into the process while also being affected by my perception of the subject. This ranges from my imagination of a stranger to real interpersonal relationships with close family members. Each step and layer of paint mirrors a life experience. Not all layers of paint are visible, yet they affect the outcome of the whole just as the subconscious mind affects our outer lives. My goal through painting is to bring the subconscious into awareness.

2020 Exhibitions

June: Benjamin Parks
July: Ada Koch
August: TBD
September: Kwanza Humphrey
October: Daniela Failla
November: Bill Heineken and Tobee Ford-Nelson
December: Group Holiday Show

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